Quixote

Quixote

The Novel and the World

Book - 2015
Rate this:
WW Norton
A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, mostfrequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world.
The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha—an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable. Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into “a knight in skirts.” Freud studied Quixote’s psyche. Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and Orson Welles. The novel has spawned ballets and operas, poems and plays, movies and video games, and even shapes the identities of entire nations. Spain uses it as a sort of constitution and travel guide; and the Americas were conquered, then sought their independence, with the knight as a role model.In Quixote, Ilan Stavans, one of today’s preeminent cultural commentators, explores these many manifestations. Training his eye on the tumultuous struggle between logic and dreams, he reveals the ways in which a work of literature is a living thing that influences and is influenced by the world around it.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a cultural history of Cervantes's Don Quixote of La Mancha, discussing the inspiration it provided others to create ballets, operas, poems and plays.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2015
ISBN: 9780393083026
Branch Call Number: 863.3 STA
Characteristics: xxvi, 260 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at FVRL.

Try searching for Quixote to see if FVRL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top