Discovering the comic in Don Quixote
Comic, The, in literature Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Humor
U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages 1993EISBN 9781469642741
Gorfkle challenges the assumption that the comic is inferior to the tragic as a vehicle for expressing serious thought and the belief that the comic has only a secondary function in Cervantes's Don Quixote. She systematically surveys the comic mechanisms of the novel from the perspectives of the contemporary literary theories of Bakhtin, Girard, and Derrida.