Fiction: La vida del Buscón

Author: Francisco de Quevedo
-US Release Date: N/A
-Reviewed by:Paloma Graciani ; Biblioteca "Jose Emilio Pacheco"

This brilliant and cynical novel, supposedly containing many autobiographical episodes, and set in a boarding house in Salamanca peopled by unsavory characters, is one of the wittiest books ever written in Spanish, so packed with conceits and double meanings that it is all but impossible to translate.