Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez has 61 ratings and 4 reviews. Dusty said: Under the Inquisition, a cultural tyranny more pervasive perhaps in the New World. Mariana Zinni* spdo_L portuguds o ingl6s. cdb, ya sea en revistas,) Infortunios Alonso Ramirez, de de Carlos de Sigiienza y G6ngora: aproximaciones a una. The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez (Spanish “Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez”) is a book by Carlos de Sigüenza, a Mexican writer retelling the story of.

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Return to Book Page. At the same time, history marked the epochal hearkening of the leading Puerto Rican character-narrator whose name appears on the d, and of the well-known Mexican writer, mathematician, philosopher, and historian.

Both were exemplary subjects of a new hybrid race and creole culture straddling the effects that the conquest and colonization of the New World left across the American continent. To date, scholars have not agreed on its genre and continue to debate whether it is a work of fiction, a historical document, or a first-hand narrative account.

In the introduction, Prof. Saad Maura sets forth ideas that touch on the politics, religion, historicity, and aesthetic considerations stemming from the story.


Besides a full transcription of the original text, our edition includes a bibliographical appendix and extensive footnotes on the nautical terms that appear throughout the novel, making it a sourcebook of maritime history at the end of the 17th century. Having appeared over three hundred years ago, we hope that the current volume will continue to pique the curiosity of 21st-century readers as to the nautical, historical and religious controversies that make up this great work of Hispanic colonial literature.

Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez by Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Infrtunios. Under the Inquisition, a cultural tyranny more pervasive perhaps in the New World than the Old, it would have been profane to write a novel. But it’s also somewhat beside the point.

Despite the book’s age and its narrator’s predictable but ugly interaction with his slave, PedroInfortunios is an adventure classic that ponders what it means to lps American over a century before the better-known works by the first wave of North American prose innovators like Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Jan 08, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: This novella is based on interviews that the author conducted with a sailor who mysteriously appeared at court and claimed to have been shipwrecked. It takes from numerous different genres picaresque, cronica, adventure stories, etc.


Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez

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