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La ragione della non-ragione

La ragione della non-ragione
che si mostra alla mia ragione,
smagrisce la mia ragione.

Miguel de Cervantes, Don Chisciotte della Mancia, 1605-1615

Aforismi

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha,1605-15

Part I. Chapter XXV PENANCE IN THE SIERRA MORENA

I say, too, that when a painter desires to become famous in his art he endeavours to copy the originals of the rarest painters that he knows; and the same rule holds good for all the most important crafts and callings that serve to adorn a state; thus must he who would be esteemed prudent and patient imitate Ulysses, in whose person and labours Homer presents to us a lively picture of prudence and patience; as Virgil, too, shows us in the person of AEneas the virtue of a pious son and the sagacity of a brave and skilful captain; not representing or describing them as they were, but as they ought to be, so as to leave the example of their virtues to posterity. 857 more words

17th Century

Best Book Ever: Don Quixote | Theory Of Irony

Originally posted on Theory Of Irony.

The real life exploits of famed author Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) outdid any character of fiction.  Though he was surely born near Madrid, about his youth we know only murky rumors of a duel which forced him to flee the country.  277 more words

Reblogs

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Translated by John Ormsby), Volume II

Well, my resolve to finish the second part of Don Quixote more quickly than the first has utterly failed; it took just under a month to finish Volume 1, and here I have taken more than a month to read Volume 2. 359 more words

2015 Classic Reading List

Writing Tip #37: Write How You Speak

Miguel de Cervantes, the man who brought us Don Quixote (a long read, but worthwhile) was full of pithy quotes. This is one of my favorite. 53 more words

Reading

DIA DE PORTUGAL, DIA DE CAMÕES

“A NOSSA PÁTRIA” – um livro (raro) com arte de E. T. Coelho

Por causa do dia de Camões e de Portugal, que amanhã se comemora — e que à luz dos tempos incertos e conturbados que vivemos, sem grandes esperanças de futuro, à mercê de outras “dominações” estrangeiras, devia ser considerado o mais importante feriado nacional —, resolvemos expor na nossa… 613 more words

Efemérides

I DON'T BELIEVE THIS DREAM IS POSSIBLE. —Roland Vikre

The story begins in the small Spanish town of La Mancha. There, a middle-aged, otherwise rational thinking gentleman Alonso Quixano takes his passion for books—particularly chivalric romances—to a delusional, sense subverted level. 253 more words

Caron Vikre