Enlighting with words
The aim of this paper is to analyze the extent of literary mimesis in Curial e Güelfa and how this novel rewrites the realia or items of reality. This paper considers the matter from a interdisplinary frame in order to reach a comprehensive study about the Middle Ages and Early Modern literature classics of the Crown of Aragon, and to “sit” them in their contexts, the contexts in which those works were written and read, and those which the mimesis refers to. The manuscript of Curial e Güelfa has no image, picture, table, figure or plate, but the multiple components of its style and plot are truly images of the culture, tradition and reality of its age. In fact, this novel is an actual “encyclopaedia” of the West Middle Ages and Modern Early culture and life.