“Explorations” gives an account of a slightly different perspective, that of the aerial voyage, as it reveals the impact of Galileo’s oeuvre on the writers who chose this narrative device. The section “The social critique in the universe of glass” reviews the novel that most comprehensively contributed to this dialogue, Luis Vélez de Guevara’s El diablo cojuelo (The limping devil, 1641), which provides the first direct mention in Spanish of the famous astronomer. “Dream/vigil: Moons, moles, and lunatics in the poetry of the Baroque” traverses the literary skies with Juan Enríquez de Zúñiga (ca. 1580–1642) and Anastasio Pantaleón de Ribera in their particular conflation between the Ptolemaic and the Copernican, mixing the old and the new in a bitter denunciation of contemporary mores.
Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.