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Don Quixote

By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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| Audio CD | 9781578155231

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"        Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"
----Widely regarded as the Continue

                                                            

"        Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"
----Widely regarded as the world's first
modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator.
----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervan-
tes is the founder of the Modern Era. . . . The novelist need answer to no one but
Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. . . . He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V. S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. . . . The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling."


The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-
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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Assolutamente stupendo...magico...coinvolgente. Non servono parole...serve leggerlo e perdersi con lui per la Spagna di quel tempo

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    Rava23 said on Sep 24, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Se l'amore fa fare pazzie, forse facendo pazzie si raggiunge l'amore

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    Ingegnerzivago said on Aug 30, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    un classico che continuerà a vivere

    Nonostante tutti i secoli a fronte risulta essere un libro originale e pieno di metafore utili alla vita. La scelta di questo mezzo nobile che inizia una vita piena d'avventure convinto di poter cambiare il mondo è comunque una scelta coraggiosa e te ...(continue)

    Nonostante tutti i secoli a fronte risulta essere un libro originale e pieno di metafore utili alla vita. La scelta di questo mezzo nobile che inizia una vita piena d'avventure convinto di poter cambiare il mondo è comunque una scelta coraggiosa e temeraria per la sua età. Spesso però nonostante i buoni propositi nob farà che peggiorare le situazioni proprie e altrui, e quasi ogni storia finisce che le prende. Il libro è lungo, spesso ripetitivo, ma mai stancante. Le gaffes dei due protagonisti divertono e fanno ridere di gusto.

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    Giulio Pantina said on Aug 23, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Scemo e più scemo

    Questo il titolo che gli avrei dato io. Mah, libro prolisso e ridondante, di facile lettura sì, ma dopo un po' piuttosto ripetitivo. Speravo meglio da questo superclassico. Non mi ha preso e arrivare in fondo è stata davvero dura. Amen.

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    Giordano Bruno said on Aug 16, 2014 | Add your feedback

  • 6 people find this helpful

    Don Chisciotte, Sancho Panza.
    Veri, intelligenti, di straordinaria umanità. Già mi mancano.

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    Bianca (e ora?) said on Jul 23, 2014 | 6 feedbacks

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