Publish or Perish Circa 1600: Cervantes' Paratexts

By Julio Baena.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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In his paratexts (prologues, dedications, etc.) Cervantes speaks more often of death than life, while using the classic metaphor of the book as a 'child' of the author.

Keywords: Publishing, Death, Public-Private, Modernity, Paratexts, Birth Metaphore, Birth of Books

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.21-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 779.353KB).

Prof. Julio Baena

Prof. Baena was born in Spain, and he was educated in Spain, Venezuela, and the US. He received his Ph.D from Georgetown University. He has published El poemario de Fray Luis de Leon, El circulo y la flecha: principio y fin, triunfo y fracaso del Persiles, and Discordancias cervantinas, as well as numerous articles in specialized journals. He has also published two poetry books. His current research is on the singifying practices of early modernity (the late 16th and early 17th Centuries), in both poetry and prose fiction, taking Gongora and Cervantes as the keys to understanding each.


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