Fiction: La verdad sospechosa

Author: Juan Ruiz de Alarcón
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-Reviewed by:Lluís Agustí ; Instituto Cervantes New York

The bow-legged and hunchbacked Ruiz de Alarcón was the 17th century's greatest writer of thesis plays and had a great influence on Corneille, Molière and Goldoni. His forte was the development of character types that represent vices and illustrate moral truths. La verdad sospechosa inveighs against the vice of lying, while combining entertainment with ethical teaching. Alarcón was the most modern of his contemporaries and the greatest moralist of the Spanish classical theater.