Pious Brief Narrative in Medieval Castilian and Galician Verse
From Berceo to Alfonso X
In Pious Brief Narrative in Medieval Castilian and Galician Verse, John E. Keller studies the structure of the pious brief narrative, including such works at the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X and Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Senora, among others. He examines which narrative techniques were employed by their authors, including versification, music, and the pictorial arts as aids to narration. Using nine basic elements—plot, setting, conflict, characterization, theme, style, effect, point of view, and mood or tone—Keller shows how writers in medieval Spain employed more sophisticated uses of these techniques than has previously been recognized.
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"A truly significant contribution to the study of the medieval short narrative. . . . Keller's book should be commended not only because of its meticulous study of the short narratives, but also because of its original approach."—Modern Language Journal
|University Press of Kentucky|
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