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Fighting WindmillsEncounters with Don Quixote$
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Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110227

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Fighting Windmills
Author(s):

Manuel Duran

Fay R. Rogg

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0001

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to answer the question of how Miguel de Cervantes managed to write a rich a tale as Don Quixote de la Mancha. It then discusses the ideas and lives of a number of authors with a view to obtaining a better insight into Cervantes' work and its consequences. Among these are two outstanding Russian writers—Ivan Turgenev and Vladimir Nabokov—who offer very different views of the creation of Don Quixote and the author's attitude toward his main character.

Keywords:   Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Ivan Turgenev, Vladimir Nabokov

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