Novelas ejemplares rival
Don Quijote in complexity and significance. This book analyzes all twelve
novelas, seeking to illuminate the inherent tensions between the usually affirmative resolutions and lessons proposed by Cervantes's narrators, on the one hand, and the inescapable socio-cultural dissonances and ironies of story and language, on the other. This reading of the entire collection reveals the richness and complexity of many of the less-studied
novelas as well as the striking modernity (or postmodernity) of the final text.