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Lecture et initiation dans le récit bref cervantin

Abstract : The first part studies the conception of reception in the whole of cervantine work. We thus measure why Cervantes denounces chivalrous, pastoral and sentimental tales, guilty of provoking an exaggerated fictional hold and proposing dangerous models of behaviour.
The Exemplary Novels answer this worry through the retaking of scenarios extracted from fairy tales and tragic myths (second part).
Hence the exemplarity is defined by the poetic underlying of these two ancient models: that of initiation (third part). Two axis of education emerge from the thesis: initiation to humanity and sentiments. Cervantes proposes firstly a few norms of a modernised “chivalry”: placed in the heart of the city, the exemplary hero is the reading instrument of a true “civilizing process”. Concerning the sentimental question, the fairy tale reveals itself as very pertinent: its framework enables Cervantes to lead our protagonists towards the happy marriage compelling them to adopt a voluntary posture.
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Pierre Darnis. Lecture et initiation dans le récit bref cervantin. Littératures. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00116592⟩



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