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Lazarillo de Tormes

A Graphic Novel

by (author) Enriqueta Zafra

illustrated by Jesús Mora

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Category
Literary, Books & Reading, Spanish & Portuguese, 16th Century, Spain & Portugal
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487529383
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $22.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487529376
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $50.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487529406
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

This is the first graphic novel adaptation of Lazarillo de Tormes, an anonymous sixteenth-century work that is credited with founding the literary genre of the picaresque novel. This genre includes not only works by Spanish authors like Miguel de Cervantes but also famous novels in English and American literature featuring the "anti-hero."

 

This translated and modern retelling of Lazarillo de Tormes offers a new approach to old questions about a book that has puzzled readers and critics alike for centuries. Who was its mysterious author? Why did the Inquisition forbid this seemingly harmless book? Who read the book and how was it understood? These and other questions are recreated in the graphic novel, offering a broader vision of the fortunes and adversities of a book that against all odds became a literary classic.

About the authors

Enriqueta Zafra is an associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Ryerson University.

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Jesús Mora is a Mexican-Canadian artist and illustrator based in Toronto.

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