Thursday, November 17, 2016

New & Novel: Cervantes and Don Quixote

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the author Miguel de Cervantes. We'd like to celebrate his achievements - Cervantes was a novelist, poet, and playwright, and is thought by many to be the greatest writer in the Spanish language. His best-known work, Don Quixote, is considered to be the first modern novel.

Here's a little list of some recent and interesting items from the library catalog related to Cervantes and Don Quixote that we hope you will find entertaining, whether you are a fan or are new to his work. Have you read Don Quixote? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

Quixote: The Novel and the World by Ilan Stavans

50 different versions of the classic Don Quijote according to Borges, Arreola, Ana María Shua, Rubén Darío, and several others.

Man of La Mancha [DVD] 

Lost in La Mancha  [DVD]
This film tracks maverick filmmaker Terry Gilliam's madcap mission to film "The Man who killed Don Quixote". He struggles to complete his masterpiece, all the while beset by obstacles of such epic proportions that not even Hollywood could have concocted them.

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