ISBN-10:
039397281X
ISBN-13:
9780393972818
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Don Quijote: A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1

Don Quijote: A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780393972818
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 880
Sales rank: 553,228
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Diana de Armas Wilson is Professor of English and Renaissnace Studies at the University of Denver. She is the author of Allegories of Love: Cervantes’s Persiles and Sigismunda; co-editor of Quixotic Desire: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Cervantes; and author of Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World.

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Emeritus. He is the translator of many works, including Gargantua and Pantagruel (awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize), Père Goriot, Beowulf, and the five romances of Chrétien de Troyes.

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Don Quijote: A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A pleasurable book to read,this translation of DON QUIXOTE made the story easy to understand, and for every reason it stands up to its reputaion as the best-loved novel. Confronting the conventions of Spanish society at his time some four hundred years ago, the author wittily and funnily exposes the folies of the time through the adventures , stories and misfortunes of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.In a broader sense it is the forerunner off other situations where individuals, communities or systems live a complete lie.This is truely an amazing book, one that you won't want to put down once you have started.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read!!! If you enjoy the concepts of honor,chivalry and questing. You will love this wonderful knight as he seeks to bring honor to the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am glad to see that an up-to-date translation of this literary classic has finally been placed on the market. Several have attemped this in the past with medeocre results, but this new translation by Burton Raffel is absolutely outstanding. It bypasses the austere language often used by translators of Golden Age literature, putting the story in a language accesible to all, whether they be college professors or high school students. Plainly, Cervantes' work of art has been translated with the twenty-first century reading public in mind, and I believe that all who enjoy stories of adventure and humor will find this new version of utmost liking.
JBMonument on LibraryThing 2 days ago
The introduction is fascinating. Interesting to read this and contrast with the musical Man of La Mancha.
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