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Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler The unlikely heroes of the Spanish picaresue novels make their way by whatever means they can through a colourful and seamy underworld populated by unsavoury beggars corrupt priests eccentrics whores and criminals Both Lazarillo de Tormesand Pablos and the swindler are determined to attai. The first picaresue novel Lazarillo de Tormes of a novella really is an excellent introduction to the genre and a very good book on its own merits It is funny I laughed out loud than a few times and I don t do that for anybody but Wodehouse The atmosphere is realistic and gritty filled with memorable character portraits the down at heels gentleman who would rather starve than reveal his shameful poverty is a particularly notable and characteristically Spanish example and the overall tone of the novel is delightfully ironic Lazarillo begins life as a desperately poor urchin who survives through his intelligent estimation and manipulation of others but by the end of the book when he has attained a modicum of comfort and stability he allows even this small bit of status to fill him with illusions convincing him that his dubious office of town crier is actually respectable and leading him to believe that his wife is faithful even though she is obviously the mistress of the the local priest In spite of this though we don t despise him because through all he is resourceful and compassionate and filled with great good humor This exemplary work is coupled here with another well regarded piece of early picaresue fiction El Buscon or The Swindler I don t have any right to evaluate it definitively for two reasons 1I read it in an English translation and it is particularly valued for its highly ornate baroue Spanish style of which I know nothing I couldn t help comparing it to Thomas Nashe s The Unfortunate Traveler an early English picaresue that I highly esteem and yet am sure would lose three uarters of its power in translation and 2 I hated it so much that I only finished half of it Even if I could appreciate the style I believe I should still detest the author He is an Islamophobe and an anti Semite but what he hates even than Moors and Jews are conversos Moors and Jews who have converted to Christianity presumably going along to get along He is a well bred snob who despises upstarts and social climbers but who reserves some his most vicious ridicule for down at heels gentleman who try to conceal their poverty A kind of person whom the author of Lazarillo de Tormes treats with dignity and respectEven worse however is that the author does not seem to respect his own hero It is as if Mark Twain despised Huck Finn his origins and allegiances and valued him only as a narrative conceit that would allow his creator in artfully patterned baroue phrases to pillory the King and the Duke humiliate the Grangerfords and joyously annihilate the humanity of Jim by mocking his aspirations for freedom

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Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler N the trappings of the gentleman but have little time for the gentlemanly ideals of religion justice honour and nobilityFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a glo. A pair of picaresue novels The first is the very first known example of the picaresue genre Lazarillo de Tormes published in 1554 and the second is one of the most accomplished examples of the genre The Swindler by the extraordinarily colourful Francisco de uevedo published in 1604 Lazarillo de Tormes was possibly authored by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza but no one can say for certain It s a crude work and moves fast VS Naipaul read it at a young age and wanted to translate it for Penguin Classics but he was told that interest in such a work among modern English readers would be too slight a few years later they commissioned a translation from a scholar Naipaul felt that the voice of this novel was one that would be applicable to the rumbustious comedies he wanted to write about life in Trinidad This shows that the vital influence of certain works can span many centuriesPersonally I regard Lazarillo de Tormes as worth reading mainly as a good introduction to the picaresue genre as a whole It sets up the world of 16th Century Spain very well But uevedo s The Swindler exploits the setting in a far masterful manner The adventures of his protagonist Pablos are fast brutal scatalogical scurrilous and satirical Many regard this as the best picaresue novel ever written my own choice for that honour would be Alain Ren Lesage s Gil Blas But certainly I have to agree that at the very least uevedo s prose style filled with ingenious and hilarious wordplay is extremely entertaining

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Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler Bal bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translato. Lazarillo de TormesI actually had read this book before I was a Spanish major in college and I had to do a report on this book for my Spanish literature class Of course that time it was in Spanish I greatly enjoyed reading it in English It was actually better than I remember I m not saying its fantastic and I ll read it all the time but an occasional read may once a year of so it would be good forIt is a surprisingly short read only seven chapters long about 60 pages The story follows a boy named Lazaro de Tormes Lazarillo is his nickname as he writes a letter to Your Honour about his life before ending up being the town crier for the church in Toledo Spain Each chapter covers a different master he served The first is a rather evil blind beggar he is employed by to help move from city to city and to run errands The second is a stingy priest who almost starves him to death The third is a rather nice country suire who actually turns out to be poor than Lazarillo himself Lazarillo actually goes back to begging for the both of them to earn food and money Next is another priest not uite as bad as his previous matters but does too much traveling for Lazarillo The fifth master was another clergyman this one a trickster who sold Papal Indulgences that would guarantee a place in heaven Lazarillo leaves him as well He ends up in Toledo working for a priest by leading a water mule around town and selling waterThrough each episode of his servitude you hear the tricks and scams the masters played in order to get money The majority of the time Lazarillo is either denied food or given very little so his master can save money You learn his struggle with hunger and poverty and feel for his pain You seem him try to stay true to his faith and not become an evil person like his masters He ends up as he wanted a respectable citizen with some money and a homeThe book is written very simply It is a very uick easy read with simple vocabulary and sentence structures There is not a whole lot of cultural information imparted but you get a little bit of knowledge about the different classes and what is expected The country suire Lazarillo serves actually shares the most about expectations and the reality of gentlemen during the time There is also a lot of scheming in the church by the priestsI wouldn t recommend this to just anyone It is definitely a book you would go looking for instead of just picking it up and reading it It would be uite boring to a lot of people I like it for its simplicity and its contribution to Spanish literature If you are looking for an educational read a small biography of hard times this is the book for youhttpsbookmouseblogwordpresscom2The SwindlerThis book took the picaresue writing style to heart and is a great example of the style The goal of picaresue is a story is where the main character gets by on his or her wits primarily through cons theft and deceit Those elements are layered all throughout this book The main character gets drawn in to the world through necessity but develops an affinity for the lies tricks and cons His pursuit of a lifestyle draws him deeper into the world as his cons work fail work and fail You do get to see that a life of crime is no partyThe book follows Pablos from a young age It is broken into two parts The first part follows him as he is sent to school by his parents He becomes a servant for a wealthy friend and follows him through different schools facing hunger and poverty regularly He gets a letter from his uncle about his parents being arrested and he returns home to collect his inheritance and decide to go to Madrid in order to distance himself from his relations On his way he meets a con man who introduces him to a life of thievery and consStart book two The con man welcomes him into his band of cheats They all instruct him on different ways to con lie and deceive He learns to rig dice and card games beg and not be recognized have dinner with others and never have to pay and collect items to re sell for profit After the band is arrested Pablos bribes a guard and gets out He remakes himself as a gentleman He woos a wealthy woman but is eventually found out He is forced to flee Madrid He eventually marries and the move to the New World to start anewIt is rather fascinating how he manages to get through life You get to read about his different cons and those going on around him You learn a lot about the thief world of the middle ages and how a person got drawn into it You don t particularly get to know Pablos very well but you empathize with him somewhat There are points you cheer for him to succeed and other times you get annoyed with the cons he runs How he gets into trouble gets out of it or manages to flee is interesting to read However the book is rather dry There is not a lot of action or drama It is rather like reading a biography Readers of today I think would find it somewhat boring The content is somewhat interesting but you really need to want to 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    (PDF NEW) [Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler] ì Francisco de Quevedo The first picaresue novel Lazarillo de Tormes of a novella really is an excellent introduction to the genre and a very good book on its own merits It is funny I laughed out loud than a few times and I don't do that for anybody but Wodehouse The atmosphere is realistic and gritty filled with memorable character portraits the down a

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    (PDF NEW) [Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler] ì Francisco de Quevedo I enjoyed these two novels Seedy characters and crime some funny moments This is v episodic and because of that it's hard to remember what happens in what order but that's not really the point of novels like this Lots of repetitive violence so much so that there were moments where I was like Give the guy a break But overall I think I'm into the picaresue

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    REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Lazarillo de Tormes published in 1554 is a book about todayIt's about political religious and economic elites swindling the gullible masses; about starving people being told by gluttons that they're lucky to be in a land of plenty and opportunity It's about corruption cloaked in respectability at all socio economic levels It's about hypocrisy and lies and one boy's school of hard knocks education in spotting them and adapting them to his ow

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD (PDF NEW) [Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler] ì Francisco de Quevedo A pair of picaresue novels The first is the very first known example of the 'picaresue' genre Lazarillo de Tormes published in 1554 and the second is one of the most accomplished examples of the genre The Swindler by the extraordin

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    REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo This book which contains two novels is a great example of what life was like for the poor in Spain during the sixteen century At times the stories are dramatic and emotionally intense and at other times they can be funny in a depressing sort of manner Overall the stories are excellent though and were interesting enough to

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    REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo Hilarious For fans of tales of down and outs and their hijinx Reminded me of Sam Selvon's Lonely Londoners all the characters we meet are so memorable even in how similar they are between the two stories I was also very happy to see the bani

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    (PDF NEW) [Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler] ì Francisco de Quevedo Lazarillo de TormesI actually had read this book before I was a Spanish major in college and I had to do a report on this book for my Spanish literature class Of course that time it was in Spanish I greatly enjoyed reading it in En

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    REVIEW Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Francisco de Quevedo picaresue is always fun there's a sodomite in the second and a very good guide to how to cheat at writing

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    (PDF NEW) [Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler] ì Francisco de Quevedo Francisco de Quevedo á 0 READ & DOWNLOAD The picaresue novel came into fashion at a time when Spain was experiencing a moral decline The nobilitywithout scruples plagued the streets as much as thieves and swindlers These two novels portray the criminal world while touching the subjects of religious hypocricy the distortion of honor away from relating to an individual's a

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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler
  • Francisco de Quevedo
  • English
  • 19 March 2019
  • 9780140449006