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Via Spiritus : Revista de História da Espiritualidade e do Sentimento Religioso
Eremitismo y marginalidad en la cultura Española del siglo de Oro
Fernando Rodríguez de la Flor
AbstractDon Quixote's 24th chapter, part II, led to this analysis of the conflictive images characterising reclusion and the general concept of life led in seclusion, which are so particular to the Spanish literary period known as the "Siglo de Oro". On the one hand, we find the extraordinary manifestations of an ambiguous reclusive, penitential and eremitic life and, on the other hand, the exemplary discourse which aspires the incarnation of the moral figure through "desert spirituality". Both themes transverse the Baroque universe and eventually lead to its symbolical annulment, and to the legal and formal abolishment of these excessive figurations, set off by the advent of the first "lights" of a narrative which sought to eliminate those elements of disorder and marginality, always subjacent to these social practices and exalted in a literature that explored these phenomena exhaustively.
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