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Hernán Núñez: paremiólogo y paremiógrafo del Siglo de Oro

Refranes o Proverbios en Romance (1555)

Luisa Allesita Messina Fajardo    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    

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abstract

This paper proposes an approach to Hernán Núñez’s figure as a paremiographist and paremiologist who lives in a transcendental moment for Spanish culture. An original collector of proverbs, Núñez amasses, buys, modifies and copies these sayings because, in this way, he probably ‘found life’s bittersweet taste’ («tropezaba con el sabor agridulce de la vida»). His work Refranes o Proverbios en Romance (1555) is, at the moment of its publication, the most copious extant digest: it includes the largest number of paremias present in the language of the era, and it would be the main source for later collections. The analysis of proverbs inserted into comedias offers a new focus on how to read these works. The playwrights’ manipulation of these sayings can be understood as textual strategy to not only embellish a character’s discourse but also to lend authoritative arguments to plot development.  

Accepted
March 31, 2016
Submitted
July 13, 2015
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-164-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-163-8

Keywords: ProverbsParemiologySiglo de OroRefranesHernán Núñez

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