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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. There are repeated errors in continuity, which the editor cites to justify his idea that the book was written by Quevedo more or less from the seat of his pants. He falls in with bad and criminal crowds wherever he goes, meeting a series of ridiculous and devious characters that scrape out a living preying on the moneyed class in whatever way they can.

I was glad for the extensive footnotes sometimes it seemed like there were more footnotes than actual textbecause they keyed me in to all the multiple meanings and plays on words ffancisco are present on every page. I didn’t touch upon Quevedo’s dirty rrancisco.

I’m talking showing up for his first day of university classes and quevedoo suddenly surrounded. Then a young man with a head cold steps up and says: Then the rest of them open fire and soon Pablos is drenched in saliva. Finally, one student steps up and says “Enough!

You’ll kill the poor guy. But that’s frzncisco compared to when, in another hazing episode, his roommates disturb his slumber and act like thieves have broken in.

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Pablos hides under the bed in fear, and while he’s under there, somebody defecates in his bed. When he gets back in bed, he realizes that he’s rolling around in human feces and also realizes that he’s at the same time innocent and guilted: And really, even that’s not as bad as when his uncle writes him a letter explaining how his father has been hanged by the same uncle, who’s the town executioneerhis body discarded by the side of grancisco road not being worthy of a proper burial.


The uncle quevvedo comments that his father’s body will either be eaten by the crows or scooped up by the town bakery and turned into some meat pies. Then, when Pablos visits the uncle later in the book, they’re eating some meat pies and his uncle jokingly reminds him of what he told him about his father’s fate Pablos chooses to just eat the crust.

Quevedo is not afraid of putting his great figurative powers to work in the depiction of some truly foul stuff. I also don’t think I conveyed the extent of his racism. Assuming that Pablos is something of a mouthpiece for his own views on Jews and Muslims, he makes his hatred of them entirely clear.

Near the end of the book he comments that he’d rather marry a poor woman of clean blood than a distinguished Jew.

At one time his landlord is a Moor, and when he mentions that man’s thieving ways, he says that he’d never met a man who was both a dog and a cat at the same time cat was slang for thief, and being a Moor made him quite simply a dog. It’s tough to take. I know it was a different time.

When reading books from back then, it’s always reassuring to find examples of prominent figures going against the prejudices of the day, like when Cervantes tells the story of Ricote in the second part of Don Quijotedepicting the injustice of the expulsion of the Conversos descendents of Moors who had converted to Christianity from Spain.

Here, though, it’s the opposite. Quveedo at a quevedoo when there were a lot of prejudices, I get the feeling Quevedo was particularly hateful. So he’s a controversial figure who stretches the quevedl of decency, bbuscon his beliefs are difficult to stomach here in the 21st century. However, his book is also one of the most remarkable examples of the Spanish baroque. I came back to this book because Quevedo does incredible things with the written word. He takes the vocabulary of card games, the hierarchical relationship between clothing and qufvedo class, and the language of those who live on the margins of society, and weaves together franicsco story that is meant to challenge and amuse the discerning reader.

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