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366 days of gratitude

Our first stop on our first visit to Spain was in Toledo in La Mancha, close to which Don Quijote (or Quixote) and his squire Sancho Panza travelled. 64 more words

Don Quixote: Part 1 by Miguel de Cervantes

When I began the Classics Club challenge, to read fifty classics in five years, my biggest dread was to find myself struggling through huge tomes and hating every minute. 533 more words


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


Author Birthdays - When September ends

Samuel Johnson (b. September 18, 1709, Lichfield, UK ; d. December 13, 1784, London, UK)

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.” Find more quotes  539 more words
Moline Library

on poetry

“What is more dangerous than to become a poet? which is, as some say, an incurable and infectious disease.”
Miguel de Cervantes
(September 29, 1547 – April 22, 1616)
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portrait by Eduardo Balaca


Quote of the day

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.  – Miguel de Cervantes who was born on this day in 1547. 59 more words