Download PDF by Emiro Martínez-Osorio: Authority, Piracy, and Captivity in Colonial Spanish

By Emiro Martínez-Osorio

ISBN-10: 1611487188

ISBN-13: 9781611487183

Authority, Piracy, and Captivity in Colonial Spanish American Writing examines the problematic bond among poetry and heritage writing that formed the idea and perform of empire in early colonial Spanish-American society. The e-book explores from different views how epic and heroic poetry served to construe a brand new Spanish-American elite of unique explorers and conquistadors in Juan de Castellanos’s Elegies of Illustrious males of the Indies. equally, this ebook bargains an interpretation of Castellanos’s writings that exhibits his serious engagement with the reformist venture postulated in Alonso de Ercilla’s LaAraucana, and it elucidates the complicated poetic discourse Castellanos created to protect the pursuits of the early new release of explorers and conquistadors within the aftermath of the promulgation of the hot legislation and the mounting feedback of the establishment of the encomienda.

Within the bigger context of a brand new poetics of imperialistic growth, this ebook indicates how the Elegies bargains one of many earliest examples of the reconfiguration of a few of the most tenets of Petrarchism/Garcilacism, in addition to the daring transmutation of dominant poetic discourses that had till then been usually linked to the the Aristocracy. concentrating on the perform of poetic imitation (imitatio) and the topics of authority, piracy, and captivity, this ebook indicates the transformation passed through via heroic poetry because of Europe’s stumble upon with the USA and illustrates the contribution of realized heroic verse to the emergence of a Spanish-American literary tradition.

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