Francisco de Quevedo

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  • Lia Schwartz (York College, CUNY )

The satires of Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas, particularly his Sueños [Visions], and his picaresque novel, Vida del Buscón [The Swindler], were widely known throughout Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries. Translated into French and into English, as well as Dutch and German, they became literary models for the Menippean variety, and for the representation of rogues, marginals and delinquents in narrative fiction. In Spain, his first prose and verse satires circulated in manuscript since 1600; soon, many of his poems were published in collective anthologies, such as Espinosa’s Flores de poetas ilustres (…

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Schwartz, Lia. "Francisco de Quevedo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 October 2009
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]