"El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" ("Don Quixote", on english) is that kind of book which you NEED read it. An important bite of literary history. Run and read it. One of the best characters, with the`permission of Gandalf and Paul Muad'dib
>>By Meliadus (Monday, 4 Oct 2004 20:41)
I think it was time to discuss about this master of telling/narrating... Don Quixote is one of the best works i've read so far... nice, funny, involving and...u can learn so much from it... It is a book on irony and illusive way of life....but so thrilling...
>>By Felina (Tuesday, 5 Oct 2004 12:55)
that is my best favourite book with no doubt about it : ) I think Miguel de Cervantes is the master of the humorism (after him, is probably Mark Twain or A.P. Chéjov ): you laugh a lot, and you find melancholich episodes too... and the thought about the human nature is sublime (all human characters are represented in that novel). and is not so difficult to read it as people thinks...
for an english speaker, Shakespeare is the best literary author; for a german one, perhaps J.W. Goethe...for the spanish speakers is d. Miguel de Cervantes, with no doubt. and don Quixote, the best novel ever written.
this 2005 we celebrate the 400th annyversary of the publication of the novel (of the first part, the second was published in 1616). a good date to read it or re-read it :) .
and if you are idealist, if you are a romantic person: in no other novel are expressed the platonism with more intensity than the passion of don Quixote by the princess Dulcinea.
here is one of my favourite quoths of the book:
"The freedom, Sancho, es one of the precious gifts that to men the skies gave; with her can't be imitated the treasures that the earth locks up and neither those that the sea covers" (second book, chapter 58)
:) be happy, fellas
>>By Jim_Hawkins (Wednesday, 9 Nov 2005 15:56)
Whether reading him in English or Spanish, Cervantes warms the soul and expresses a sort of humanity that is all too lacking in characters in literature these days. His work will always stand the test of time.
>>By racarrera (Thursday, 10 Nov 2005 08:55)
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