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Istanbul's Squat houses

Istanbul, a city known for it’s political upheaval, cultural uniqueness and historical depth. One could imagine that with such an extensive, powerful and rich history, it might be tough to redefine yourself in a modern atmosphere. 292 more words

Squat Houses Worldwide

Was Don Quixote Kafka's Alter Ego?

On the 21st of October 1917 Franz Kafka wrote a brief parable The Truth about Sancho Panza. Its original title “Die Wahrheit über Sancho Pansa” was given by Max Brod, who later published the text in the volume “Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer”.   686 more words


What You See Over There Aren't Giants, But Windmills

“Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves.

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Lost in La Mancha - A Cautionary Tale for Filmmakers

This week for MDA2900, we watched the documentary Lost in La Mancha which recounts Terry Gilliam’s venture into trying to produce a film based around the life of Don Quixote entitled  97 more words


Chasing Windmills

I had my own fight with Don Quixote’s legendary giants a few days ago, battling up an outrageously steep hill whilst out running to get to the base of these vast windmills. 628 more words


The Adventures

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza set out to search for Dulcinea and experience a number of adventures. While these adventures will seem like failures to a three-dimensional, complex man, to the two-dimensional man there is always a reason because the fantasy is his inner reality. 489 more words

Shadow Work

Layers of Narrative and the Inability to Express One's Ideas: Links between Two Seemingly Unrelated Books

Besides having two essays to write last weekend, I also had two books to finish. The only long stretch of open time I have to read is on Friday afternoons. 1,129 more words