Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

by Manuel Duran, 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

Overview

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:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction....................1
Part One CHAPTER 1 Cervantes....................15
CHAPTER 2 Experimenting with Existing Narrative Tools....................43
CHAPTER 3 Constructing Don Quixote....................57
CHAPTER 4 A Look into Cervantes's Masterpiece....................83
Part Two CHAPTER 5 Cervantine Sallies into Eighteenth-Century France and England....................129
CHAPTER 6 An Abbreviated Look at Cervantes in Nineteenth-Century France, Russia, and Spain....................165
CHAPTER 7 Don Quixote and the New World: Two American Perspectives....................191
CHAPTER 8 Sightings of Cervantes and His Knight in the Twentieth Century....................219
Conclusion....................249
Notes....................257
Index....................264

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