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The literary artifices of paratexts in El Retrato de la Lozana Andaluza

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • 2019, 56(), pp.127-149
  • DOI : 10.21049/ccs.2019.56..127
  • Publisher : Center for Cross Culture Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Literature
  • Received : August 10, 2019
  • Accepted : September 3, 2019
  • Published : September 30, 2019

KWON MISUN 1

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ABSTRACT

El Retrato de la Lozana Andaluza was traditionally dismissed due to its sexual contents and disordered structure. However, it has lately been gaining attention and critical consideration as it has overcome the prejudices it previously faced. Now, its extraordinary compositional design is appreciated in its structural modernity. Above all, the exceptional originality of La Lozana is manifested in its narrative procedures, which anticiped techniques that became common in the twentieth century. Thus, La Lozana can be considered as a case of experimental originality, halfway between La Celestina and el Lazarillo de Tormes, which anticipates the most advanced techniques, including those of the author of Don Quijote. In La Lozana, there are many comments by the author about his own novel, as well as recommendations, reflections, justifications and instructions for his novel to be read correctly. These paratexts, as prologues, epilogues, and prints, have important functions in the interpretation of the novel, and this study deals with these functions.

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