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Possessed by the Unliving: Five of the Most Striking Characters in Literature

Sometimes in your readings, you stumble across a character who seems to stay with you, as if you absorbed some of their substance from the pages on which your fingers found momentary repose. 1,253 more words

Cervantes says:

“It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: … 23 more words

Miguel de Cervantes: Early Modern (1547–1616)

DON QUIXOTE

Part I, Chapter I:
Which Treats of the Character and Pursuits of the Famous Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing. 1,994 more words

John Mark Reynolds

Unreliance : Kazuo Ishiguro - "A Pale View of Hills" + "An Artist of the Floating World"

Nobelist Kazuo Ishiguro is perhaps a luckier writer than he is a great writer. (Don’t fret, I’m punching up, so it’s okay.) The two books of his I really DO like, “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go,” got turned into reasonably popular movies. 454 more words

Historical

La Eneyda y Miguel de Cervantes

Ahora sí voy a educar.

Para los que no sabían, el 23 de abril se celebra el Día del Idioma Español. No es casualidad que también se celebre el cumpleaños de quien me heredó la habilidad con las letras. 409 more words

Así Es La Cosa

Good Country People : Benito Perez Galdos - "Dona Perfecta"

The second most famous Spanish author, after the progenitor of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, is Benito Perez Galdos, whose literary stature is generally acknowledged to be equal to that of Honore de Balzac, Emile Zola, or… 426 more words

Classics