Discovering the Comic in Don Quixote

By Laura J. Gorfkle

Discovering the Comic in Don Quixote

232 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9247-3
    Published: January 1992

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Gorfkle challenges the assumption that the comic is inferior to the tragic as a vehicle for expressing serious thought and the belief that the comic has only a secondary function in Cervantes's Don Quixote. She systematically surveys the comic mechanisms of the novel from the perspectives of the contemporary literary theories of Bakhtin, Girard, and Derrida.