Caramancheles, Antonio de los

Active 17 cent.

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Antonio de los Caramancheles M P1035

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela lute laúd Author Author Author - poet, playwright

Years active Place active Century Region
17 cent. 17cent
Biographical information

Antonio de los Caramancheles is the name of the supposed author of the novel “La pastora del Manzanares y desdichas de Pánfilo”, but is completely unknown. It may well be a deliberately false name aimed at maintaining the anonymity of the author.

Quoting Cristina Castillo Martínez in her introductory study to the 2005 edition of the novel, his is an "identity that escapes us completely. The little information we have questions its veracity and makes the hypothesis that it is a pseudonym difficult to evaluate. Neither the Bibliography of Hispanic Literature, by Simón Díaz, nor other dictionaries and literature inventories list such an author. The shadows of doubt hover over this peculiar name, without us being able to find an easy solution. In the 18th century, the name Caramanchel was used by some theatre critics in La Correspondencia de España, and we also know - as P.P. Rogers and F.A. Lapuente point out in their Diccionario de pseudónimos literarios españoles - that Ricardo José Caterinéu López hid behind this name in his work Madrigales y elegías, published in Madrid in 1913. These examples (clearly anachronistic, moreover), however, only serve to corroborate the capacity of this term to function as a pseudonym, based on the success it achieved as such".

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Source documents
Date Document
1630-1660 Caramancheles, La pastora del Manzanares y desdichas de Pánfilo
17th century Don Antonio de los Caramancheles, La pastora de Mançanares y desdichas de Pánfilo.
17cent Don Antonio de los Caramancheles, La pastora de Mançanares y desdichas de Pánfilo.

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caramancheles2005 Caramancheles, Don Antonio de los. La pastora de Mançanares y las desdichas de Pánfilo. Edited by Cristina Castillo Martínez. Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2005.