Don Quixote

By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra; John Rutherford (Translator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142437230, 1072pp.)

Publication Date: February 2003

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Description
Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years.
With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria.




About the Author
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 -1616) Es considerado la maxima figura de la literatura espanola y universalmente conocido por haber escrito Don Quijote de la Mancha, que muchos criticos han descrito como la primera novela moderna y una de las mejores obras de la literatura universal. En 1605 publica la primera parte del Quijote, pero el exito dura poco. En sus ultimos anos publica las "Novelas ejemplares" (1613), el "Viaje del Parnaso" (1614), "Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses" (1615) y la segunda parte del Quijote (1615). El triunfo literario no lo libro de sus penurias economicas. Dedico sus ultimos meses de vida a "Los trabajos de Persiles y Segismunda" (de publicacion postuma, en 1617). Murio en Madrid el 23 de abril de 1616 y fue enterrado de caridad.

Cervantes (1547-1616) a ete soldat aux ordres de Don Juan d'Autriche. Grande figure de la litterature espagnole, il ecrit surtout des comedies ou il fait reference a son experience de soldat et de bagnard. Il publie la premiere partie de "Don Quichotte" a l'age de cinquante-sept ans.

John Rutherford is a multi-award winning all-male adult film producer and director. In 2001 AVN awarded him a Life-Time Achievement Award and most recently the Free Speech Coalition awarded him a Life-Time Achievement Award as well. Rutherford took the helm of COLT Studio in 2003 from famed photographer and COLT founder Jim French. John currently resides in San Francisco California with his partner Tom and his beagle Georgia


NPR
Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Scientists have begun using radar to search for the body of Spain's most famous writer, Miguel de Cervantes, who is believed to be buried in a medieval convent in Madrid. More at NPR.org

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