The Author in Don Juan Manuel: Between Assertion and Exhibition

by McGinniss, Cecilia Jeanette

Abstract (Summary)
It has been observed that Juan Manuel shows a consciousness of authorship and authority in his works. The following study examines the manifestations of this claim of authority according to the formulae: "I, Juan Manuel," "Juan Manuel Said," and “My Friend, Juan Manuel Said.” The writings examined include Libro infinido, Cavallero et el escudero, Libro de los estados, and Conde Lucanor. It shows that beyond the statements of authorship, Juan Manuel (whether himself the author or a Dominican Friar, as it has been suggested), integrates his authorship into the context of his books.
Bibliographical Information:


School:The Ohio State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/1996

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