Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote de la Mancha

by Harry Sieber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071450959
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Pages: 141
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Harry Sieber is professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University. He has conducted research in Spain as a Guggenheim Fellow and has published numerous articles on Cervantes, as well as two books, The Picaresque and Language and Society in the "Lazarillo de Tormes." He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Our Players1
Adversity7
Arms and the Man9
Beauty13
Character15
Courage18
Death and Dread20
The Devil25
Diligence27
Etiquette and Decorum30
Experience33
Fame, Honor, and Reputation36
Fortune40
Friendship and Generosity43
God and Faith46
Governance and Justice51
History57
Hope59
Human Nature61
Hunger64
Life as a Game; Life as a Play67
The Literary Arts69
Love and Marriage74
Madness and Foolishness80
Men and Women83
Nature86
Olla Podrida: A Miscellany89
Peace and Liberty94
Poverty97
Prosperity101
Prudence105
The Quest108
Sleep112
Time114
Touche: Insults and Ridicule117
Truth123
Vice125
Virtue129
Wisdom and Learning133
Don Quixote's Epitaph136
A Note on the Themes139

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