Don Quixote

A middle-aged Spaniard, impressed by the fantasy he finds in books, sets off with his servant to revive the age of chivalry.

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853267956

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A middle-aged Spaniard, impressed by the fantasy he finds in books, sets off with his servant to revive the age of chivalry.


Don Quixote

The book has had enormous influence on a host of writers, from Fielding and Sterne to Flaubert, Dickens, Melville, and Faulkner, who reread it once a year, 'just as some people read the Bible.'

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Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray - he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants - Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together, and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote generally has been recognized as the first modern novel. The book has had enormous influence on a host of writers, from Fielding and Sterne to Flaubert, Dickens, Melville, and Faulkner, who reread it once a year, 'just as some people read the Bible.'

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

"Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself.

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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"Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray?he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants?Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years." --Amazon.com.


Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Cervantes' masterpiece has been translated into more than sixty languages, and the novel's fantasy-driven "knight," Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, rank among fiction's most recognized characters.

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Hailed by Dostoyevsky as "The final and greatest utterance of the human mind," Don Quixote constitutes a founding work of modern Western literature. Cervantes' masterpiece has been translated into more than sixty languages, and the novel's fantasy-driven "knight," Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, rank among fiction's most recognized characters. Their adventures have been interpreted for film, opera, and ballet, and they head a cast of characters that comprises a diverse array of beliefs and perspectives, reflecting the historical realities of seventeenth-century Spain. Within its absorbing re-creation of the world during Cervantes' time, this parody of chivalric romances and epic of heroic idealism forms a strikingly contemporary narrative.

Cervantes Don Quixote

The reception history of Don Quixote is long and rich. This chapter can only
outline in briefest form how the single most popular and influential work in the
history of world literature has been received by four centuries of readers and,
especially, ...

Author: Howard Mancing

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313333477

Category: Literary Criticism

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Offers students and general readers a thorough introduction to one of the world's most important literary works.



Structure and Theme Don Quixote to James Joyce

In "Voyage with Don Quixote," Thomas Mann describes his reading of Cervantes'
book during a sea voyage to America, interspersing comments on the novel with
his impressions of the trip; the essay cannot help but remind one a bit of the ...

Author: Margaret Church

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814203485

Category: Fiction

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

1 DON QUIXOTE and Sancho staid all the day in that village , at the inn , waiting
for night ; the one to finish his task of whipping in the fields , and the other to see
the success of it , in which consisted the accomplishment of his wishes .

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Don Quixote in England

THREE Wit and Humor “ Don Quixote's madness in one point , and extraordinary
good sense in every other ” The curate remarks of Don Quixote that “ unless the
topic of chivalry is mentioned , no one would ever take him to be anything other ...

Author: Ronald Paulson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856952

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seldom has a single book, much less a translation, so deeply affected English literature as the translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote in 1612. The comic novel inspired drawings, plays, sermons, and other translations, making the name of the Knight of la Mancha as familiar as any folk character in English lore. In this comprehensive study of the reception and conversion of Don Quixote in England, Ronald Paulson highlights the qualities of the novel that most attracted English imitators. The English Don Quixote was not the same knight who meandered through Spain, or found a place in other translations throughout Europe. The English Don Quixote found employment in all sorts of specifically English ways, not excluding the political uses to which a Spanish fool could be turned. According to Paulson, a major impact of the novel and its hero was their stimulation of discussion about comedy itself, what he calls the "aesthetics of laughter." When Don Quixote reached England he did so at the time of the rise of empiricism, and adherents of both sides of the empiricist debate found arguments and evidence in the behavior and image of the noble knight. Four powerful disputes battered around his grey head: the proximity of madness and imagination; the definition of the beautiful; the cruelty of ridicule and its laughter; and the role of reason in the face of madness. Paulson's engaging account leads to a significant reassessment of current assumptions about eighteenth-century literature and art.

International Don Quixote

Some of the stories he wrote are about an anti-neoliberal beetle, Don Durito de la
Lacandona, who is endowed with speech and who presents himself as an
emulator of Don Quixote. The play with Cervantes' novel allows Marcos to give
his ...

Author: Theo d' Haen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042025832

Category: Education

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Ever since its appearance, Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote has exerted a powerful influence on the artistic imagination all around the world. This cross-cultural volume offers important new readings of canonical reinterpretations of theQuixote: from Unamuno to Borges, from Ortega y Gasset to Calvino, from Mark Twain to Carlos Fuentes. But to the prestigious list of well-known authors who acknowledged Cervantes' influence, it also adds new and surprising names, such as that of Subcomandante Marcos, who gives a Cervantine twist to his Mexican Zapatista revolution. Attention is paid to successful contemporary authors such as Paul Auster and Ricardo Piglia, as well as to the forgotten voice of the Belgian writer Joseph Grandgagnage. The volume breaks new ground by taking into consideration Belgian music and Dutch translations, as well as Cervantine procedures in Terry Gilliam'sLost in La Mancha. In all, this book constitutes an indispensable guide for the further study of theQuixote's Nachleben and offers exciting proposals for rereading Cervantes.

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

(Quixote, Ormsby translation, 2:8, 467) There were no more images, so Don
Quixote told them to cover them up again, and said to those who had brought
them, "I take it as a happy omen, brothers, to have seen what I have; for these
saints and ...

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271033657

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern literature, to the numerous fictional adaptations of the Christ figure on the one hand, and the innumerable literary descendants of Don Quixote on the other, this study is the first to examine a lineage of characters in whom the images of the alleged savior and the mad knight are combined.After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in seventeenth-century Spain, Ziolkowski traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Ziolkowski argues that, given the increased secularization and decline of religious consciousness over the last several centuries, any pursuit of religious values or ideas becomes questionable and this appears &"quixotic&" insofar as it stands in contradiction to the sociohistorical context. He concludes that religious existence, for the few who pursue it in suffering, which means that the religious person feels temporally displaced for adhering to a seemingly obsolete faith and lifestyle.

Don Quixote Knowledge Management Edition Volume I

It was with considerable reluctance that I abandoned in favour of the present
undertaking what had long been a favourite project: that of a new edition of
Shelton's "Don Quixote," which has now become a somewhat scarce book. There
are ...

Author: Jose D. Perezgonzalez

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Don Quixote Annotated

Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story."

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"The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. A founding work of Western literature, it is often labeled ""the first modern novel and is sometimes considered the best literary work ever written.The plot revolves around the adventures of a noble from La Mancha named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight errant (caballero andante) to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical monologues on knighthood, already considered old-fashioned at the time. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story."

A Companion to Don Quixote

The Classical Age In the Introduction to this book, I drew attention to the profound
repercussions of Don Quixote on modern culture, in spheres ranging from
classical music to strip cartoons and from highbrow literature to commercial
marketing ...

Author: Anthony J. Close

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1855661705

Category: Literary Criticism

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An introduction to Cervantes's complex masterpiece.

Miguel de Cervantes s Don Quixote

Don. Quixote is to the Spanish language what Shakespeare is to English, Dante
to Italian, and Goethe to German: the glory of that particular ver- nacular. There is
no similar singular eminence in French: Rabelais, Montaigne, Molière, and ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143813343X

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The origins of the novel can be traced to this picaresque tale of an errant knight and his comical sidekick. The new edition of the invaluable reference will aid students, writers, and readers seeking the strongest contemporary criticism of Miguel de Cervantes's beloved work. Helpful features include a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an index, along with an informative introductory essay by Yale literature professor Harold Bloom.

Cervantes Don Quixote

Critical approaches; Background; Cervantes's motives Don Quixote, in basic
conception, is a parody of Spanish romances of chivalry. It concerns an hidalgo,
a member of the minor gentry, from a village somewhere in La Mancha. His
lifestyle ...

Author: Anthony J. Close

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521313452

Category: Literary Criticism

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Anthony Close's study places Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes' life and literary career, and in the book's cultural and social background. It focuses primarily on the central problems of Cervantine comedy, the use of burlesque, the presentation of characters through dialogue, the narrator's viewpoint, the virtuoso play with registers, and the complex and elusive irony. Using detailed analysis of individual passages, Dr Close shows how the moral themes of the novel are distilled in its humour, and in the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho. He also gives particular attention to the impact of this landmark text on the development of the European novel.

The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha

Methinks , any one that has read the First Part of Don Quixote should take but
little delight in reading the second . ” “ That may be , " replied Don John ; “
however , it may not be amiss to read it ; for there is no book so bad as not to
have ...

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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