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by Stephen Marlowe

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  • ISBN 0747510881
  • ISBN13 978-0747510888
  • Language English
  • Author Stephen Marlowe
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (October 31, 1991)
  • Pages 424
  • Formats lrf rtf txt azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1926 kb
  • Size Fb2 1930 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 959

Following THE MEMOIRS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, a fictional biography of the author of DON QUIXOTE, written in a picaresque style similar to Cervantes' own, and blending extraordinary characters from both history and fiction.

This is the story of my death and life, in which fiction and that lesser truth, history, from time to time form a seamless . Speaking is the hero of Stephen Marlowe's brilliant new novel.

This is the story of my death and life, in which fiction and that lesser truth, history, from time to time form a seamless whole. He is Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: son of a barber-surgeon (always on the run from the bill collector), grandson of a converso(a Jew who chose Christianity over the flames of the Spanish Inquisition), adorer of his own sister (who may not have been his sister after all), brother of one of the most famous.

Marlowe mixes the facts of the life of Cervantes with adventures resembling those of the . Miguel de Cervantes certainly lived a full life.

Marlowe mixes the facts of the life of Cervantes with adventures resembling those of the knight of La Mancha. Through illusion and reality, he paints a passionate portrait of medieval Europe and North Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries when Islam, Judaism, and Christianity coexisted The narrator of this novel is no less than Miguel de Cervantes, the creator of Don Quixote. Marlowe mixes the facts of the life of Cervantes with adventures resembling those of the knight of La Mancha. One of the funniest books I have ever read! This is the book my username finds its origin in. Fake biographies are the best ones.

Marlowe's Cervantes is a towering creation: flesh and blood and living legend, actor in and .

Marlowe's Cervantes is a towering creation: flesh and blood and living legend, actor in and creator of the events in his own fantastical life story. He not only survives war. prison, torture, and poverty, he survives death itself, growing inexorably toward the writing of Don Quixote,which would bring both him and his character immortal fame.

The Lighthouse at the End of the World (1995). The Death and Life of Miguel De Cervantes (1996). Chester Drum novels (as Stephen Marlowe): The Second Longest Night (1955). Mecca for Murder (1956).

Speaking is the hero of Stephen Marlowe’s brilliant new novel Marlowe’s 12th novel follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance.

Speaking is the hero of Stephen Marlowe’s brilliant new novel. He is Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: son of a barber-surgeon (always on the run from the bill collector), grandson of a converso (a Jew who chose Christianity over the flames of the Spanish Inquisition), adorer of his own sister (who may not have been his sister after all), brother of one of the most famous. Marlowe’s 12th novel follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare’s exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote.

Marlowe gives it to us. The backdrop is Renaissance Europe, a world alive with creative ferment, triple-crossing intrigue, and the passionate quest for novelty. Lofty tragedy and lyric poetry still reign as queens of the literary arts, but young writers heady with ambition seek live action to give substance to their teeming imaginations. It is scoundrel time, and the novel is in gestation.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was educated in various Jesuit colleges, and under the . The man himself (or his creation) might have approved of Stephen Marlowe's fictionalised version, The Death and Life of Miguel Cervantes, which mixes truth and fantasy indiscriminately.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was educated in various Jesuit colleges, and under the humanist schoolmaster Juan Lopez de Hoyos. Distinguished soldier, injured at Lepanto; diplomat (or, more probably, spy); military procurer; tax collector; valet; and, in his final days, monk. Whole careers are built on Cervantine criticism.

Stephen Marlowe (born Milton Lesser, (1928-08-07)August 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, died February 22, 2008 .

Stephen Marlowe (born Milton Lesser, (1928-08-07)August 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, died February 22, 2008(2008-02-22) (aged 79), in Williamsburg, Virginia) was an American author of science fiction, mystery novels, and fictional autobiographies of Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes, and Edgar Allan Poe. He is best known for his detective character Chester Drum, whom he created in the 1955 novel The Second Longest Night.

This academic biography of Miguel de Cervantes is very enlightening when it comes to the facts surrounding his life and times. It traces the influences from his personal history that manifest themselves in his writing very effectively. While I learned a great deal not only about Cervantes but also about 16th and early 17th century Spain, there were passages where Professor McCrory's phrasing and writing style seemed disjointed and difficult to follow.

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Kann
Stephen Marlowe wrote wonderful historical fiction. This is an entertaining and educational read. Definitely worth it!
Gashakar
Totally Kickass.