Penso de la Vega and the Question of Jewish Baroque

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Since the second decade of the twentieth century, we have witnessed increasing interest in Baroque writing. However, apart from a few mentions, the concept of Baroque has hardly been applied to the field of Jewish writing, and even less so to the field of Hebrew writing. In this essay, I would like to portray the image of a Jewish Baroque writer by focusing on José Penso de la Vega,¹ who sophisticatedly represented the Baroque spirit and style in his work. After explicating the concept “Baroque,” I will draw a short biobibliography of the author, and then will discuss the Baroque
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligious Changes and Cultural Transformations in the Early Modern Western Sephardic Communities
EditorsYosef Kaplan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789004367531
StatePublished - 2019


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