In this anniversary year of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Infinite Gestation discusses the possible reasons for the timelessness of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.
Though four hundred years has passed since its publication, Don Quixote remains quite modern, continuing to remind us that however re-tooled, camouflaged or rediscovered, there are seldom new ideas in literature. Widely considered the first modern novel, Cervantes’ masterpiece serves to remind us of fiction’s endless possibilities, while holding the distinction of presenting many of them to us for the first time.
Though we could certainly go on and on about this, truth be told, Don Quixote has no trouble selling itself. Give the book a read to find out why.
Show Notes & Links
- Don Quixote [The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha]
- Miguel de Cervantes
- Edith Grossman
- Samuel Putnam
- “Orlando Furioso” by Ludovico Ariosto
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969 film) – George Roy Hill
- Waiting for Godot (1953 play) by Samuel Beckett
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966 play) by Tom Stoppard
- Bouvard et Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert
- Charlie Kaufman
- Clerks (1994 film) – Kevin Smith
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- George Guidall