Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

by Manuel Durán, Fay R Rogg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300110227

ISBN-13: 9780300110227

Pub. Date: 06/11/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

Cervantes’ Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. In Fighting Windmills Manuel Durán and Fay R. Rogg offer a beautifully written excursion into Cervantes’ great novel and trace its impact on writers and thinkers across centuries and

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Cervantes’ Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. In Fighting Windmills Manuel Durán and Fay R. Rogg offer a beautifully written excursion into Cervantes’ great novel and trace its impact on writers and thinkers across centuries and continents.
How did Cervantes write such a rich tale? Durán and Rogg explore the details of Cervantes’ life, the techniques with which he constructed the novel, and the central themes of the adventures of Don Quixote and his earthy squire Sancho Panza. The authors then provide an insightful, panoramic view of Cervantes’ powerful influence on generations of writers as diverse as Descartes, Voltaire, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Twain, and Borges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300110227
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Cervantes15
Ch. 2Experimenting with existing narrative tools43
Ch. 3Construction Don Quixote57
Ch. 4A look into Cervantes's masterpiece83
Ch. 5Cervantine sallies into eighteenth-century France and England129
Ch. 6An abbreviated look at Cervantes in nineteenth-century France, Russia, and Spain165
Ch. 7Don Quixote and the new world : two American perspectives191
Ch. 8Sightings of Cervantes and his knight in the twentieth century219

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