Lazarillo de Tormes: A Graphic Novel

Written and Adapted as a Graphic Novel by Enriqueta Zafra
Illustrated by Jesús Mora

© 2021

This is the first graphic novel adaptation of Lazarillo de Tormes, an anonymous sixteenth-century work that is credited with founding the literary genre of the picaresque novel. This genre includes not only works by Spanish authors like Miguel de Cervantes but also famous novels in English and American literature featuring the "anti-hero."

This edition offers a new approach to old questions about a book that has puzzled readers and critics alike for centuries. Who was its mysterious author? Why did the Inquisition forbid this seemingly harmless book? Who read the book and how was it understood? These and other questions are recreated in the graphic novel, offering a broader vision of the fortunes and adversities that this book "lived" and how against all odds it became a literary classic.

Translated and retold for the modern reader, Lazarillo de Tormes offers a complete visual experience of the adventures and misadventures of the ultimate picaresque anti-hero as well as insights into the history of the book that set a precedent in Spanish literature.

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  • Series: Toronto Iberic
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  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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Available for the first time in English and in graphic novel format, Lazarillo de Tormes is a gritty and shocking classic that is frequently compared to Don Quixote.

Lazarillo de Tormes: A Graphic Novel

Written and Adapted as a Graphic Novel by Enriqueta Zafra
Illustrated by Jesús Mora

© 2021

This is the first graphic novel adaptation of Lazarillo de Tormes, an anonymous sixteenth-century work that is credited with founding the literary genre of the picaresque novel. This genre includes not only works by Spanish authors like Miguel de Cervantes but also famous novels in English and American literature featuring the "anti-hero."

This edition offers a new approach to old questions about a book that has puzzled readers and critics alike for centuries. Who was its mysterious author? Why did the Inquisition forbid this seemingly harmless book? Who read the book and how was it understood? These and other questions are recreated in the graphic novel, offering a broader vision of the fortunes and adversities that this book "lived" and how against all odds it became a literary classic.

Translated and retold for the modern reader, Lazarillo de Tormes offers a complete visual experience of the adventures and misadventures of the ultimate picaresque anti-hero as well as insights into the history of the book that set a precedent in Spanish literature.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Enriqueta Zafra is an associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Ryerson University.


    Jesús Mora is a Mexican-Canadian artist and illustrator based in Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

    1553
    A Brief Note on the English Translation
    Four Editions
    The “Case” in Question
    Chapter One
    Characters Implicated in Lazarillo’s Editorial History
    1599
    Chapter Two
    2019
    Chapter Three
    Chapter Four
    Chapter Five
    Chapter Six
    Chapter Seven

    Bibliography

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