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Abstract

Although the fourth of Quevedo’s (), (), has been characterized as one of his most ‘skeptical’ texts, few critics have explored how skepticism in the text. Based on my doctoral research that takes into account recent revisions of Renaissance skepticism as a ‘multi-purpose tool’ and examines the text as a Menippean satire, this article offers a new interpretation of the ‘abrupt ending’ of the version where a beautiful woman is compared to a wooden statue. The underlying premise of this interpretation is that through his Menippean satire Quevedo responded to epistemological challenges of the early seventeenth century when the notion of knowledge was subject to great changes.

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