Quixote: The Novel and the World

Quixote: The Novel and the World

Ilan Stavans / Jun 16, 2019

Quixote The Novel and the World The year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable Flaubert

  • Title: Quixote: The Novel and the World
  • Author: Ilan Stavans
  • ISBN: 9780393083026
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into a knight in skirts Freud studied Quixote s psyche Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and OrsThe year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into a knight in skirts Freud studied Quixote s psyche Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and Orson Welles The novel has spawned ballets and operas, poems and plays, movies and video games, and even shapes the identities of entire nations Spain uses it as a sort of constitution and travel guide and the Americas were conquered, then sought their independence, with the knight as a role model.In Quixote, Ilan Stavans, one of today s preeminent cultural commentators, explores these many manifestations Training his eye on the tumultuous struggle between logic and dreams, he reveals the ways in which a work of literature is a living thing that influences and is influenced by the world around it.

    Don Quixote The Ingenious Gentleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha Modern Spanish El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, pronounced el i xe njoso i al o o ki xote e la mant a , or just Don Quixote d k i h o t i , US t e , Spanish do ki xote , is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.Published in two parts, in and , Don Quixote is the most Don Quixote Summary, Legacy, Facts Britannica Feb , Don Quixote, Spanish in full, Part El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha and Part Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha Second Part of the Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha , novel published in two parts part , , and part , by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, one of Guide to the classics Don Quixote, the world s first Jun , The Don Quixote windmills in Consuegra, Spain They were made famous by the novel in the th century Wikimedia Commons, CC BY NC SA Things You Might Not Know About Don Quixote Mental Jul , Even if you have never picked up a copy of Miguel de Cervantes s novel The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, you re doubtlessly familiar with the Don Quixote film Don Quixote is a television film made by Hallmark Entertainment and distributed by TNT.It was directed by Peter Yates, and the teleplay, by John Mortimer, was adapted from Miguel de Cervantes classic novel Don Quixote.The film was shown in three parts in Europe but in one installment in the U.S citation needed The film was produced by Dyson Lovell, with Robert Halmi Sr and John Quixote Definition of Quixote by Merriam Webster History and Etymology for quixote Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha , by Cervantes Don Quixote Penguin Classics Nominated as one of America s best loved novels by PBS s The Great American Read Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. SparkNotes Don Quixote Plot Overview Plot Overview Don Quixote is a middle aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes, Edith Grossman Apr , Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes, Edith Grossman on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Nominated as one of America s best loved novels by PBS s The Great American Read Edith Grossman s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece SparkNotes Don Quixote From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Don Quixote Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.

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        Ilan Stavans is the Lewis Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College An award winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish A native of Mexico City, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


    332 Comments

    1. Very nice book of essays about one of my new all time favorite books. In terms of a recommendation, I have a few caveats:1. If you haven't read Don Quixote, this book doesn't serve general interest.2. If you've studied the book and criticism quite thoroughly, you may find this a bit superficial. I didn't; but I'm new to Quixophilia.3. Not every essay is interesting, but the ones that are interesting are dazzling. I recommend the Preface, "The So-Called Normal," "Madness and Method," "A Modern No [...]


    2. This is a nice overview of the history of DQ's reception and criticism on it. Stavans' writing gets kind of hokey at points--a lot questions posed as page-turners, yet left unanswered and unfulfilled. It seems that he wanted to write a book of lit. crit. that would become a mainstream bestseller. But, overall, it's a very "accessible" read for Cervantistas, and its sweeping view of DQ's circulation is a great way for readers to find out particular theories of the novel and specific writers who'v [...]


    3. For those of us who like or love Miguel de Cervantes'The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha also known in English as Don Quixote, Ilan Stavans 2016 book Quixote: The Novel and the World is a real treat. This brief work is filled with facts, analysis, and thoughtful opinions about El Quijote (as it's called in Spanish) and its contribution to the Western canon and civilization. Between its cover, readers and fans alike will learn among many other things: the name of Sancho Panza's donke [...]


    4. As another reviewer said below: "Stavan’s book begins with an asteroid and ends in a Japanese convenience store, both named for one of literature’s greatest characters. That’s reason enough to read it, in my view."Agreed!Also as others have said, if you haven't read the novel and don't have a basic background about Quixote criticism, you won't get as much out of this wonderful book. I am a huge Ilan Stavans fan. In fact, I think he might be the most interesting writer I have discovered in [...]


    5. A great little read for Don Quixote fans, which is as light and easily digested, as it is insightful and valuable.The author is a lifelong Quixote connoisseur, but as the book proceeds, we see that he himself even doubts the authenticity of his lifelong obsession, a narrative which he wraps up wonderfully in the epilogue.The "meat" of the book consists of the history of the novel itself, the art, the adaptations, and the influence it has had not only in Spanish speaking countries, but all of the [...]


    6. Fascinating history of the book and the influence it has had. At one point the author compares and contrasts Shakespeare and Cervantes, who died within a day of each other.



    7. Excellent introduction to Don Quixote. Puts it in historical context and makes me, as a reader and lover of Don Quixote, feel like I'm a member of a special club.


    8. There's nothing better than reading a classic, and if you can find a book that has that classic as its main subject---hey, even better!Books about classics are like concentrated goodness for me and I usually wait to read the classic being discussed before I read the book about that classic. I say usually because some classics I won't get around to anytime soon (or ever) but I still want to read about the book to learn whatever I can about the author, plot, characters, and whatever impact it may [...]


    9. This excellent appreciation of Don Quixote is written with the reverence and appreciation of Harold Bloom but a more granular and broad set of insights. Ilan Stavans is a self-proclaimed Don Quixote lover with over 500 volumes of alternative translations on his shelves. He waited a long time to finally write about it and it shows. The first part of the book is "The Novel," which is more of a literary analysis of how Don Quixote is the first modern novel, how it shows all of its characters from d [...]


    10. Ilan Stavans discussions of the novel and its afterlife provided excellent after-the-fact grounding for my recent reading of Don Quixote. It's basically a biography of the novel written by an academic for an audience of lay readers, and it covers the novel's conception, reception and afterlife. Stavans' writing is concise, interesting and injects just the right amount of personal anecdote. I wish he had added something about how his undergraduates at Amherst react to the novel, but it's unfair t [...]


    11. Stavan’s book begins with an asteroid and ends in a Japanese convenience store, both named for one of literature’s greatest characters. That’s reason enough to read it, in my view.But it also provides an impressive overview of the influence Don Quixote has had on the imaginations of some of the world’s greatest authors — and a few that weren’t so great.Like Tabitha Gilman Tenney, who wrote “Female Quixotism, Exhibited in the Romantic Opinions and Extravagant Adventures of Dorcasina [...]


    12. I am so glad that I read this while I was reading Don Quixote. I was already growing to love the novel but now I am sure that it belongs on my list of favorite novels of all time.I enjoyed all of the different aspects of Don Quixote and Cervantes effects on the world at large throughout history and had no idea that Shakespeare and Cervantes lived at the same time--let alone died almost at the same time.I'm glad to have read this novel and I'm sure that I will revisit it again the next time I rea [...]


    13. Overall, I liked this book; I'm sort of fan of Ilan Stavans, especially his translation of the opening of Don Quixote into Spanglish. The book follows the publication, reception, translation, and more than 400 year influence of Don Quixote. I liked the history of the translations into English and the discussion of the novel's influence in Latin America. This book is really not for the average reader, whether he/she has read the novel or not.


    14. Stavans traces the history of Don Quixote on world culture. There's the occasional fascinating passage (and I appreciated his mentioning Kathy Acker's take on the subject), but the book never quite came together for me. Too much of it struck me as vague where I wanted more detail, or meandering where I wanted concision. There's certainly enough of value that anyone interested in the history of literary characters, or in Spanish literature, would benefit from examining it.


    15. If you haven't read Cervantes' Don Quixote, this excellent history of the book may not be as appreciated as it should be. On the other hand, reading Ilan Stavans' superb book first will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of just how successful the original was and is and to what degree, and why. Either way, Stavans' work is a marvelous compendium to the original.


    16. This was a really enjoyable book if you are, like me, a huge fan of the novel in question. I only just read Don Quixote in 2015 and immediately went looking for books about it. Well worth reading if you are a fan - probably not of any interest if you have not.





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