Insights on Original Narrative Fiction in the Political of Diego de Saavedra, Fajardo, Andrés Mendo, and Francisco Garau

  • Antonio Bernat Vistarini
  • John T. Cull

Resumen

This study explores the function of several types of narrative fiction utilized by three of the most distinguished political emblematists of the Hispanic Baroque: Diego Saavedra Fajardo, Andrés Mendo (who borrows liberally from the work of Solórzano Pereira) and the expressly anti-Machiavellian works of Francisco Garau. We consider the rationale behind choosing the emblem as a vehicle to express Counter-reformation political thought and we trace an evolution that leads to one of the books of Garau, which reveals itself to be a highly original work that propagates traditional rhetorical procedures and at the same time it conceals a radical skepticism affecting both the form and content of the work.

Keywords: Emblems, Spanish Political Literature, Golden Age Literature, Narrative Fiction

Publicado
2018-01-05