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Tilting at Windmills

Book Club meets Tuesday. I’m looking forward to it. We’ve read close to 200 books together since I started it in 1998. At the time, friends asked how I did it. 761 more words

Quixotic Times

I realised a lot of my longer posts lately have pretty much ended up all being very much on the same theme, so I decided I would come and write about something different and not end up with the same final paragraph. 945 more words

Notes On A Book

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


Rare B Sides: The Jealous Extremaduran

[This post is part of a series on literary works that deserve a wider audience.]

[Spoiler Alert: This post contains plot elements from Cervantes’s “The Jealous Extremaduran.” 971 more words

Rare B Sides

Don Quixote

It’s the birthday of Miguel de Cervantes.

Maybe. We’re not sure. Near Madrid, 1547,

but no sure day for this author

of that first modern novel quixotically questing… 36 more words


"Il Poeta è un fingitore"...Fernando Pessoa, il Poeta e il Teatrante

“Il poeta è un fingitore.
Finge così completamente
che arriva a fingere che è dolore
il dolore che davvero sente”

Fernando Pessoa fu un letterato poeta e giornalista portoghese , (Lisbona 1888/1935), figura affascinante, esoterica e enigmatica che scompose la sua identità artistica in personalità parallele, che teatralmente definirei personaggi, ai quali affidava i suoi pensieri più intimi e i suoi versi scintillanti. 528 more words