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Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism) This Casebook Gathers A Collection Of Ambitious Essays About Both Parts Of The Novel 1605 And 1615 And Also Provides A General Introduction And A Bibliography The Essays Range From Ramon Menendez Pidal S Seminal Study Of How Cervantes Dealt With Chivalric Literature To Erich Auerbachs Polemical Study Of Don Quixote As Essentially A Comic Book By Studying Its Mixture Of Styles, And Include Leo Spitzer S Masterful Probe Into The Essential Ambiguity Of The Novel Through Minute Linguistic Analysis Of Cervantes Prose The Book Includes Pieces By Other Major Cervantes Scholars, Such As Manuel Duran And Edward C Riley, As Well As Younger Scholars Like Georgina Dopico Black All These Essays Ultimately Seek To Discover That Which Is Peculiarly Cervantean In Don Quixote And Why It Is Considered To Be The First Modern Novel.


10 thoughts on “Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

  1. says:

    This is a very interesting collection of critical pieces selected by Gonzalez Echevarria, who teaches a terrific online free course on Don Quixote, through Yale University and iTunes university He is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures I have never figured out how to identify specific pages in the iTunes store, just go to iTunes U, selected Colleges and Universities, Yale University, Literature, Cervantes Don Quixote.The volume is intended as a reader for this undergraduate course, but it useful to the autodidact as well Moreover, as I was reading I kept thinking that many of the observations were pertinent to a range of other books that are self reflective, from Rabelais to the most recent postmodernist works.Gonzalez Echevarria provides an excellent introduction an insightful overview of the novel, and placement of the other essays in the landscape of Cervantean criticism Most of the essays touch in some way on the perspectivism of Don Quixote, the differences in reality and truth that Cervantes shows as dependent on which of the characters including the narrators authors is doing the talking The focus of each essay, however, may be on name changing, libraries, the narrator through the puppet play , Dulcinea, the sources and literary traditions that Cervantes was using and bending or leaving be...


  2. says:

    This is a fantastic collection of essays on el Quixote Yale University does such a great thing in producing the open courses The one on Don Quixote is taught by the editor of this collection of essays, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria Along with the novel and the casebook, the famous history by Elliot is also suggested reading for the course I really recommend all the books, in addition to the course The collection has all kind of essays from introductory to classic essays Georgina Dopico Black s essay Cannons Afire Libraries, Books and Bodies in DQ s Spain alone is worth the price of this book I real...


  3. says:

    I didn t find the essays in this book helpful or insightful at all Dull academic nonsense.


  4. says:

    This with read along with Don Quixote and the Yale Open Course lectures which the professor does helped to fill in the back stories o the writer, his life and times and cetera.


  5. says:

    Of variable quality, as is usually the case with such compilations Roberto Gonz lez Echevarr a s writing style irks me a bit, and Leo Spitzer should read a certain well known Orwell essay, but the volume as a whole is well organized and all of the essays are valuable to read.


  6. says:

    Superb compendium of Quixote criticism I think it s time I go ahead and read Auerbach s magnum opus, Mimesis.


  7. says:

    Should have translated all of the Spanish


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