Perez, Father Andre

Perez, Father Andre a Spanish theologian and romance writer, a native of the kingdom of Leon, lived in the early part of the 17th century. He entered the Dominican Order, and attained to the dignity of superior of the convent of the Dominicans in Madrid. His Sermons and his Vie de St. Raymond de I'enafort are forgotten, but inquiries are still made, from motives of curiosity, after his romance of La Picara Justina, which he published under the pseudonym of Francois Ubeda, Toledan (Medina-del-Campo, 1605, 4to). It is a weak imitation of Guzman de Alfarache, destitute of invention, and written in an affected style. It is remarkable only for some licentious incidents, strange enough for the superior of a convent. The best edition is that of Mayans y Siscar (Madrid, 1735, 4to). See Richard, Scriptores ordinis Preedicaforum; Ticknor, History of Spanish Literature, 3:61.

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