|Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes, the (1991) [Novel]|
by Stephen Marlowe
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"This is the story of my death and life, in which fiction and that lesser truth, history, from time to time form a seamless whole."
Speaking is the hero of Stephen Marlowe's brilliant new novel. He is Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: son of a barber-surgeon (always on the run from the bill collector), grandson of a converso (a Jew who chose Christianity over the flames of the Spanish Inquisition), adorer of his own sister (who may not have been his sister after all), brother of one of the most famous spies in recorded history (though all records have mysteriously vanished), prisoner in an Algerian dungeon (following capture by Barbary pirates), friend to a Faustian eunuch astrologer named Cide Hamete Benengeli (whose missing private parts are miraculously regenerating), and, of course, creator of the most celebrated of all fictional histories, the novel that began all novels -- The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Original title: The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Renaissance