Lazarillo de Tormes

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Lazarillo de Tormes

Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics


May 1st, 2000

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Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) is here offered facing the brilliant Tudor English translation of David Rowland of Anglesey (1586). Ostensibly a racy autobiography of a young rogue and his succession of masters, in reality it is a comical and caustic expose of sixteenth century Spanish society, and especially the Church. Rowland's translation exploited the propaganda potential of the text at a time when England and Spain drifted into open war. Lazarillo de Tormes is a key Renaissance humanist text and a formative influence upon European rogue literature and the evolution of realist prose fiction. Keith Whitlock has written a full introduction from a European perspective and provided a comprehensive annotation of the Tudor English. 176p

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Editions and translations10
Is the book anti-Catholic?13
Is the book humanist?13
Vernacular Writing14
Form, Structure and Content14
The Prologue14
The First Treatise16
The Second Treatise20
The Third Treatise22
Propaganda, Literary Imitation and Satire24
The Fourth and Fifth Treatises27
The Sixth Treatise29
The Seventh Treatise30
The Unity of the Text31
Economie Realities34
The Emperor's Finances34
The Poor Law Controversy37
Rowland's Dedication38
The Translator39
Rowland's Translation as Literature41
Lazarillo de Tormes and Western Literary Tradition44
Literary Experiment and Innovation46
This Bilingual Edition47
The Picaresque51
Sir Thomas Gresham52
David Rowland52
Tudor Translations from Spanish53
Rowland's Dedication: To the right worshipful Sir Thomas Gresham Knight56
Lazarillo De Tormes - Text - Translation - Notes58
The Prologue of Lazare de Tormes, unto a Gentleman ofSpain, whicb was desirous to understand the discourse ofhis life.60
First Treatise: Lazare declareth his life, and whose son he was.66
Second Treatise: How Lazaro placeth himselfwith a Priest, and what thing happened to him in his service.92
Third Treatise: How Lazaro placeth himself to serve a Squire, and what happened to him in his service.114
Fourth Treatise: How Lazaro placeth himself to dwell with a Friar of the Abbey of Grace.152
Fifth Treatise: How Lazare placeth himselfwith a Pardoner, and what things happened to him in his service.152
Sixth Treatise: How Lazaro dwelleth with a Chaplain, and what happened to him in his service.166
Seventh Treatise: How Lazaro dwelleth with a Sergeant, and what happened to him in his service.168