- Author : Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
- Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
- Release Date : 2014-01-14
- Genre: Literary Criticism
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- ISBN 10 : 9781611476613
The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun Book Description :
This book examines Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez as a form of autobiography through a comparative study with early-modern secular life narratives. Two questions are addressed. How is Vida y sucesos similar to or different from picaresque novels, chronicles of the New World and soldiers’ narratives? How are the similarities and differences between Vida y sucesos and these forms of writing related to theoretical parameters for an autobiography? This book argues that Vida y sucesos should be considered as a form of autobiography, with the understanding that autobiography is an intersubjective and hybrid form or a forma fronteriza....