Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780679407584, 1104pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 1991
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.
“A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with…[It is] the final and greatest utterance of the human mind.” –Fyodor Dostoevsky
“It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.” –Lionel Trilling
“[Don Quixote is] the first and best of all novels, which nevertheless is more than a novel.” –Harold Bloom
“When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novelist teaches its reader to
comprehend the world as a question.” –Milan Kundera