Irene Zoe Alameda

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Artista y criminal (En)

Artista y criminal



From the forties, critics began to refer to the works of some young European and American authors as new "picaresque novels." This phenomenon stimulated studies comparatists boom in the 50s, in an attempt to relate these novels of the twentieth century with the old genre. Under the new trends in literary theory, he started talking about a picaresque paradigm over international borders, and the idea of ​​a recurring picaresque myth and changing forms outlined in the circumstances of each historical cycle. However, there are still many questions to be answered: first, the evidence suggests a kind of spontaneous and independent revival of the picaresque during postwar periods, also in s. XX, and especially in Germany and Spain; on the other, we see that is a phenomenon, while eternal ...