Basic Values of Comedy and Satire
This chapter examines the basic values of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics of comic and satirical fiction. It highlights Cervantes' corrective and regulatory attitude towards other writers' works and compares his writings with those of his Spanish contemporaries in order to determine what made him distinct. This chapter concludes that Cervantes deliberately distanced himself from the writers around him and the traditions they followed for socio-cultural reasons.
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