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James Gill, "Is Jefferson a factor in City Hall feud?" in Times-Picayune, May 22, 2009, Saint Tammany Edition, p. B7.

Bruce Eggler, "Stacy Head's e-mails briefly released on website" in Times-Picayune, 2009 May 14. The online article has a link to Portable Display Format (PDF) files of the posted
(1879), which tells of the misfortunes of a picaresque figure from Oviedo, stands out.

Some examples of his picaresque comedias are El picarillo en España y Señor de la gran Canaria (The Little Rogue in Spain, and Lord of grand Canary), and El falso nuncio de Portugal (The False Papal Agent of Portugal).

The Satyricon, perhaps the first novel in literature, is a bawdy, picaresque tale of Imperial Rome, relating the scandalous adventures of two young men and their serving boy as they wander through the cities of southern Italy.

As detailed in Tom Rubython's picaresque biography Shunt, the Briton broke off from practice at the title-deciding Japanese grand Prix of 1976 to open his overalls and urinate in front of a packed grandstand.

He meets a runaway slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the picaresque novel by Mark Twain.

In the process, his picaresque tale becomes a parable of moral awakening.

This new novel rewards his fans with a funny, poignant, picaresque, and magic-realism-tinged tale that stretches from Iowa to Mexico to the Phillipines.

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