Fernando de Rojas

Rojas, Fernando de (fārnänˈdō ħā rōˈhäs) [key], 1465?–1541?, Spanish writer. Scanty records show him to have practiced law at Salamanca. He wrote La Celestina, published anonymously in 1499. An extended novel, in 22 acts, it is a graphic description of human passion recounted in exquisite Renaissance prose. It is considered a masterpiece of Spanish literature comparable to Don Quixote.

See studies by S. Gilman (1972, 1976).

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