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Author Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.

Title Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; a new translation by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Harold Bloom.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Ecco, [2003]
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F CERVANTE    DUE 02-18-23
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F CERVANTE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F CERVANTE    DUE 02-15-23
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Description xxxv, 940 pages ; 25 cm
Contents "Though there have been many valuable English translations of Don Quixote, I would commend Edith Grossman's version for the extraordinarily high quality of her prose. The Knight and Sancho are so eloquently rendered by Grossman that the vitality of their characterization is more clearly conveyed than ever before. There is also an astonishing contextualization of Don Quixote and Sancho in Grossman's translation that I believe has not been achieved before. The spiritual atmosphere of a Spain already in steep decline can be felt throughout, thanks to her heightened quality of diction. Grossman might be called the Glenn Gould of translators, because she, too, articulates every note. Reading her amazing mode of finding equivalents in English for Cervantes's darkening vision is an entrance into a further understanding of why this great book contains within itself all the novels that have followed in its sublime wake."--From the introduction.
Summary Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.
Subject Don Quixote (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Panza, Sancho (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Genre Picaresque literature.
Adventure fiction.
Added Author Grossman, Edith, 1936-
Bloom, Harold.
ISBN 9780060188702 (alk. paper)
0060188707 (alk. paper)
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