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Isabel Soler

The King's Dream

Journeys and Messianism in the Peninsular Renaissance

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Acantilado

May 2015

352 pages

Essay, Travel Literature

Original Title: El sueño del rey

This book deals with the forced dovetailing of imagination and authenticity in an attempt to understand the consequences in the West of the stories of all the travellers who set out to see the world. It seeks to discover how imagination is also born from the real, and how it rebels before the prospect of being restricted to the space of the fictional or the creativity of fiction. In theatrical terms, the imagination shapes a complex and frequently paradoxical representation of the real, and this is where El sueño del rey has sought to understand, from the most generically classical sense, the tragic re-enactment staged by the routes of Renaissance ships.

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«A veritable master class on sixteenth-century voyaging and culture».
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