The devil and his stooges in the Golden Age. Some approaches

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In the Golden Age the devil became one more creature in the list of recurring characters in the golden genres, such as the gallant, the clown or the villain. This collection of seven articles brings some approaches to the presence and functioning of the devil in different literary genres and from different critical perspectives. The character is analyzed in this way in relation to the tragedy  (Aguilar Víquez) or the cynical philosophy and satire called menipea (Castro); its characterization in some novels of María de Zayas (Paredes Monleón) or its development in El esclavo del demonio of Mira of Amescua; and, its relationship with Lo que es ser predestinado de Sandoval y Zapata (Herrera). In this way, a typology of evil figures is proposed as literary characters, especially applied to the Novohispanic context (Ortiz and Terán Elizondo); and also, within the American scope, the devil is studied in the brief theater of the Costa Rican by Oreamuno and Muñoz de la Trinidad (Sancho Dobles).

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