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Latin American Studies


This reading of Andres Bello's edition of the POEMA DE MIO CID, focuses on the corrupted state of a manuscript conceived as a foundational masterpiece in a Hispanic philological tradition. To organize his reading, Bello embraced the task of restoring the text and guide its eventual readers, locating the poem as the beginning of a cultural journey for an extraordinary variety of participants, from different places and times, in the shape and development of a literary text. Bello discussed the presumably authorized affiliation to its language to identify and overcome the interpretative limits of a medieval piece of writing articulating a long standing critical dialogue.

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