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Series

Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures

Page Count

182

Language

English

Description

The term anamorphosis, from the greek ana (again) and morphe (shape), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500's and 1600's. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of puzzled spectators as they move from the center of the representation to the margins, or from one side to the other. (A) Wry Views demonstrates that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age is susceptible, and indeed requires, oblique readings (as in anamorphosis).

ISBN

9781612491172

Publication Date

Winter 1-25-2011

Publisher

Purdue University Press

City

West Lafayette, IN

Keywords

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Criticism and Interpretation, Picaresque Literature, Spanish

Disciplines

Latin American Languages and Societies | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures