Chapel Hill : U.N.C. Department of Romance Languages, 1998.
Book — 179 p. ; 23 cm.
This study examines how seventeenth-century Spanish authors manipulated the expected outcomes of secular literature to create religiously motivated outcomes prompted by some kind of conversion. The specific kinds of conversion at closure examined are the appropriation of earlier genres; conversion of non-Christian literary types; personal conversion of the native Spaniard through the Catholic ritual of confession, penitence, and absolution; conversion of the nation's historical material; and conversion of the very landscape upon which Christians walk in their pilgrimage through life. (source: Nielsen Book Data)