Edith Grossman s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece Widely regarded as the world s first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth centuryEdith Grossman s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece Widely regarded as the world s first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth century Spain Unless you read Spanish, you ve never read Don Quixote.
Don Quixote Edith Grossman s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece Widely regarded as the world s first modern novel and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written Don Quixote ch
I first finished Part I of Don Quixote fifty years ago, and, although I never got around to reading Part II, over the years I managed to convince myself that I had I suspect this may be true of many other readers as well, for when people share their favorite parts of the story, they invariably mention the battles with windmills and wine skins, the inn courtyard vigil and the blanket toss, but hardly ever bring up Don Quixote s vision in the dark cavern, the manipulations of the Duke and Duchess, [...]
Don Quixote , I answered, and looked into almost shocked facial expressions, followed by quiet, uncomfortable giggling What was the question If my friends at the coffee table had asked What is your favourite book, Lisa , and received that answer, they would have nodded knowingly, sympathetically, adding some random fact about the 1000 page classic I claimed to love than the countless other books I have read But that was not the question It was With which literary character do you identify most [...]
A book of parallels, Don Quixote by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, through two of the most emblematic characters ever conceived, discusses what s imagined and what s seen, the ideal vs the real, the conflicts between illusion and actuality and how these solid lines start to blur by the influences Don Quixote and Sancho Panza inflict on each other through the course of this comic yet sad sometimes tale.A second hand account translated from Arab historian Cide Hamete Benengeli that s [...]
This book wore my ss out It s funny and good and I love tomes but I don t think I was totally ready this time Whew The narrator was great on audio but I couldn t keep up in my book for reasons so I just listened Happy Reading Mel
Cambiar el mundo, amigo Sancho, que no es locura ni utop a, sino Justicia Antes de comenzar a escribir mi rese a de este libro maravilloso, debo pedirle mis sentidas disculpas a don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, puesto que considero una falta de respeto el no haber le do su Don Quijote de la Mancha mucho tiempo antes de todos los que le y revision mucho despu s, especialmente y teniendo en cuenta de que me considero un lector de cl sicos Entonces, por qu no empezar por el cl sico m s importante [...]
done quixote pun quixote fun quixote none quixoted that s not entirely true there are some rollicking good times in here, but the first part is so much endlessly episodic violence, and while the second half becomes calmer and focused, it never got my imagination engaged nor my blood flowing fact, although i know he really does love it, i can t help but feel that brian s recommending this to me is similar to the duke and duchess having their fun with don q i feel like brian is pulling a prank on [...]
When I read excerpts of Don Quixote in high school, which I think must be a requisite for any Spanish language class taken by anybody ever, I was astounded that something so seemingly banal could be as wildly popular and possess such longevity as this book is and does At the time, I did not find Don Quixote to be anything than a bumbling fool chasing imaginary villains and falling into easily avoidable situations, and the forced hilarity that would ensue seemed to be of the same kind I recogniz [...]
I guess the goal of reviewing something like Don Quixote is to make you less frightened of it It s intimidating, right It s 940 pages long and it s from 500 years ago But Grossman s translation is modern and easy to read, and the work itself is so much fun that it ends up not being difficult at all.Much of Book I is concerned with the story of Cardenio, which Shakespeare apparently liked so much that he wrote a now lost play about the guy I loved that part, but for me, the pace slowed down a bit [...]
The Double Edged SwordIt is a double edged sword isn t it, reading great books too early in life If we read a book too early in life, we may not grasp it fully but the book becomes part of us and forms a part of our thinking itself, maybe even of our writing But on the other hand, the reading is never complete and we may never come back to it, in a world too full of books And if we wait to read till we are mature, we will never become good readers and writers who can do justice to good books so [...]
Whatever else Don Quixote may be, I never found it boring Parts of it were very funny, others had wonderful similarities with Shakespeare, some bits were serious it s like a mini library in a single volume Wonderful Overall, it has quite a Shakespearean feel in the plotting and tales within tales eg The Man Who was Recklessly Curious, stolen by Mozart for Cosi fan Tutte than the language In fact, the story of Cardenio is thought to be the basis for Shakespeare s lost play of the same name Humo [...]
Can I tell you a story only it may take a little time because sometimes a thousand trifles have to be recounted, as irrelevant as they are necessary, for the true understanding of a tale Chapter I Regarding what befell the narrator on visiting a theatreThe comic operetta Don Quixote was being performed at my local theatre and I was amongst the audience at the very first performance It was a very lively and entertaining piece featuring the knight errant Don Quixote and his erring squire Sancho Pa [...]
To compensate for an unliterary childhood no furtive torch readings of Alice under the duvet until the wee hours for me , I hit the universities to read English Literature, which I failed to study, focusing instead on the local record shop and depression To compensate for an unliterary literature degree, I ramped up the reading to sensible levels, and began an ongoing passionate marriage with the written word a marriage of comfortable convenience spiced up from time to time with trips into mind [...]
I audio read this book for about two months on my one hour daily commutes to work It made the journeys very pleasant and I barely notice the dull sceneries as they go by The journey of Don Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza is much vivid and enjoyable.I had my doubts about the basic premise of this book A crazy old guy with a Buzz Lightyear like delusion travels through Spain with a peasant sidekick How did the author manage to fill a thousand or so pages with that Would the joke not ha [...]
I ll be the first to admit it I m a fan of popular fiction I desire enjoyment from certain factors of pacing and style that the literary elite consider common and I, in turn, generally find literature to be incredibly pretentious This has led me to hold what some might consider uncultured opinions about various great works.Which brings us to Don Quixote, which many in the literary elite consider to be the greatest novel ever written.Did I love Don Quixote I wouldn t go that far Does it deserve t [...]
Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Don Quixote, written around 1605 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra A few interesting facts 1 The book was originally written in Spanish, 2 I read an English translation as when I attempted to read the Spanish, between the changes in language over 400 years and my own limitations of the language at the time I read it, 3 this is considered one of the first modern novels and 4 all the great writers in the 19th century looked to this novel and author as the person whose [...]
The best novel of all time.
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, may be the beginning of slapstick This is regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time, and in a universal group It is very entertaining, and even at times laugh out loud funny, which is strange considering its age, written around 1600, a contemporary of Shakespeare s works Written in two parts, the second written and published ten years after the first, the second part serious, and is in a different style Though perhaps jocular, the first par [...]
Mio caro don Chisciotte, sono passati decenni dal nostro primo incontro Bimbetta settenne, m accompagnasti per mano nel tuo mondo incantato Imparai a vedere il bello grazie a te che, iniziata l avventura, trasformasti in castello l osteria E sempre grazie a te capii che anche la pi folle delle idee si pu coltivare e nutrire come il fiore pi bello Ridano pure gli stolti Continuino a ravvisare mulini a vento al posto dei giganti Ci salutammo alla fine del viaggio Sapevo che avrei potuto ritrovarti [...]
So the reason I read this book I think is actually kind of fun About 8 years ago I was at a 2nd hand store See, I like to go to those sometimes to pick up glass flower vases to do etchings on and misc other cheap items that I can be artsy fartsy with Anyway, So I am at this 2nd hand store and I see this dark wooden seemingly hand carved character He is about 10 12 inches tall and he has the look of a Spanish knight of some sort His stature is tall and lanky, with a big chip in his helmet He has [...]
I was in the fifth grade, devouring The Hardy Boys and Chip Hilton, on the cusp of adolescence, when a nun put this in my hands Holding the thickness, I wondered at the malicious minds that devised new tortures for parochial education But soon, a few chapters in, the world turned for me, colors changed things and people, I realized, were not what they seemed So, when I smile softly, or bristle instead, at the passing panoply, the quotidian things in life, it s because long ago someone laid Cerva [...]
1050 pages not once was I like, This ain t worth it It is The novel about novels my favorite motif of all lit is lit within lit storytellingyou know is actually a novel about love The three voyages by Don Quixote are obvious metaphors for life and all the characters he meets along the road are romantically inclined, bored and in want of change Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, provide ample entertainment for them and for us, the reader.This relationship lasted a month and I cannot recall [...]
Several eloquent reviews have been written about this classic, so only a few words from me I loved both the beautiful writing and the humour The humour that appears to be slapstick but has dark undertones, humour that stings, bites and jabs at society.
IntroductionFurther ReadingAcknowledgementsChronologyA Note on the Text The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la ManchaNotes
CHAPTER XOXO IN WHICH THE FAMOUS DON QUIXOTE AND HIS SQUIRE SANCHO PANZA TIME TRAVEL AND DISCOVER THE INTERNETNow as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were on their way to Saragossa, they chanced upon a certain madman raving on the road, the said madman wearing a robe of tattered condition repeatedly bellowed shouts of To kill an infidel is not murder it is the path to heaven Sancho, hearing the madman was not a little amused But Don Quixote was quite perplexed He said to Sancho, By God, the saints t [...]
The Rarest of Gems Comedy Tragedy in Equal MeasuresRare is the story that works well as simultaneously a comedy and a tragedy Come to think of it, I don t recall reading or seeing so brilliant a comedy tragedy in a novel or film I admit my knowledge of theatre is sorely lacking The only one that comes to mind that most closely approaches Don Quixote, though still miles below it, was the film version of Forrest Gump Like Don Quixote, Forrest Gump is episodic in nature, the story progressing throu [...]
Notas tomadas mientras le a el Quijote Referencias literarias Cantar de Mio Cid, Amad s de Gaula, los tres Orlandos Orlando innamorato, de Boiardo Orlando furioso, de Ariosto y Orlando en Grecia , Homero, Petrarca, Horacio, S neca, Ovidio, Tirante el Blanco, el Inferno de Dante, la Eneida, el ejemplar de la Il ada corregido por Arist teles que guardaba Alejandro Magno bajo su almohada, el Lazarillo de Tormes, La Galatea, el ciclo art rico de los caballeros de la Tabla Redonda y el ciclo de libro [...]
Delightful Volume II, but Volume I is TediousIllustration above Don Quixote goes mad from reading books on chivalry Engraving by Gustave Dore, Public Domain A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination Classic Novel about a Crazy Self Appointed Knight Errant and His SquireDon Quixote Volume I was published in Spanish in 1605 Volume II was published in Spanish in 1615 They were published in English in 1612 and 1620, respectively.This classic novel needs lit [...]
Don Quixote A Book Review in Three SalliesThe First SallyThe story of Don Quixote is one that plays itself over and over again In real life and in literature, to the point where it is hardly clear where one story ends and another begins.Manager Customer renewal rates Me Se or, are you referring to those windmills.A story of a person fighting metaphysical monsters only he can see At this very moment, I m typing this review as if it s the most important thing in the world Meanwhile, a mere ten fee [...]