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Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg


Cervantes' Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. This book offers an excursion into Cervantes' novel and traces its impact on writers and thinkers across centuries and continents. How did Cervantes write such a rich tale? The chapters explore the details of Cervantes' life, the techniques with which he constructed the novel, and the central themes of the adventures of Don Quixote and his earthy squire Sancho Panza. They then provide a panoramic view of Cervantes' powerful influence on generations of writers ... More

Keywords: Cervantes, Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Descartes, Voltaire, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Twain, Borges, masterpiece

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300110227
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel Duran, author

Fay Rogg, author