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November 19, 2021
9781603295345
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Vida y hechos del famoso caballero don Catrín de la Fachenda, critical edition

An MLA Text Edition

Don Catrín de la Fachenda is a picaresque novel by the Mexican writer José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi (1776–1827), best known as the author of El Periquillo Sarniento (The Itching Parrot), often called the first Latin American novel. Don Catrín is three things at once: a rakish pícaro in the tradition of the picaresque; a catrín, a dandy or fop; and a criollo, a person born in the New World and belonging to the same dominant class as their Spanish-born parents but relegated to a secondary status. The novel interrogates then current ideas about the supposed innateness of race and caste and plays with other aspects of the self considered more extrinsic, such as appearance and social disguise. While not directly mentioning the Mexican wars of independence, Don Catrín offers a vivid representation of the political and social frictions that burst into violence around 1810 and gave birth to the independent countries of Latin America.

About the Authors

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi (1776-1827) was a Mexican writer and journalist, best known as the author of El Periquillo Sarniento (The Itching Parrot), often called the first Latin American novel.

Reviews

"[A] high-quality translation that will entertain and instruct students of history, literature and colonial studies at the high school and college level. They will enjoy meandering with Don Catrín through the streets and plazas of colonial Mexico and appreciate Lizardi's considerable storytelling talent, as well as why he is considered one of the first great Mexican novelists." —Hispania

"The work offers a complex portrait of negotiated identities, and, despite its ending on a moralizing note, a modern audience will find it delightfully subversive."—Kelly Washbourne, Kent State University
Modern Language Association of America
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