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Some Notes on Spanish for Reading

Unlike the other languages for reading in this series, the Spanish edition is relatively recent and quite affordable.  It is a delightful and effective way for learning to read Spanish, and is highly recommended. 476 more words


Is Writing Fiction An Impossible Dream?

Yesterday I heard “The Impossible Dream” on the radio and it completely changed my day and mood.

This ballad sung by Don Quixote in the play… 626 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Carthage goes back in time with ‘Man of La Mancha’

Carthage College presents the Tony-Award winning musical “Man of La Mancha,” inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ beloved Spanish novel “Don Quixote.”

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Society And Culture

Shakespeare Lost and Found

Today is Shakespeare Day, and the big news in Shakespeare right now is that Lewis Theobald’s play Double Falsehood may actually be Shakespeare’s lost play… 795 more words

Salvador Dalí as Illuminator

Thanks to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings I recently discovered a whole series of Salvador Dalí’s illustrations for classic works of literature. Click on the caption to see the full complement of images. 31 more words


Lost and Found: Author of ‘Don Quixote’


Researchers find Cervantes’ tomb in Spain after centuries.

Researchers in Spain claim to have rediscovered the tomb of Miguel de Cervantes, one of Spain’s most famous historical figures and author of “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.” 360 more words