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'La verdad que adoro es la que niego': symbolism and sophistry in Calderón's 'La cisma de Inglaterra'

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This essay provides an extensive analysis of the development of the dominant sets of poetic imagery in Calderón’s Henry VIII play, La cisma de Inglaterra. Enrique and Ana Bolena knowingly distort the standard symbolism of ascent and descent, and of the sun, with a view to manipulating their interlocutors (and sometimes deluding themselves), presenting a false impression of their characters and their motives. The distorted symbolism is deployed in sophistical arguments set out by individuals w...

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10.1353/boc.2016.0013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval and Modern Lang Fac, Spanish
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of the Comediantes Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
159-177
Publication date:
2016
Acceptance date:
2015-07-20
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ISSN:
1944-0928
URN:
uuid:911f3c5e-feb7-482f-bcef-c2b889b230a8
Source identifiers:
632324
Local pid:
pubs:632324
Language:
English
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