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Madrid's Don Quixote Tapestries~

The Royal Palace of Madrid,

has a special exhibit,

honoring the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of, “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.” 88 more words


Will This Kill That?: Henry James, the Representational Arts, and New Media (Part 1)

About halfway through Henry James’s The Wings of the Dove (1902), I found myself beguiled by Milly Theale’s visit to London’s National Gallery, a lengthy passage in which the novel’s heroine wanders through the museum, ignoring the paintings and attending to the “lady-copyists” assiduously mimicking the masters. 412 more words


Argel, donde Miguel de Cervantes fue preso, da la espalda al genio

Los espacios que habitó Miguel de Cervantes en Argel se encuentra en un estado de entretenimiento lamentable. La dejación de las autoridades argelinas es combatida por la embajada española y el Instituto Cervantes que pretenden dotar de vida cultural esos espacios habitados por Miguel de Cervantes, entre ellos una gruta dónde esperaban los cautivos españoles una fragata que les devolviese a España 515 more words


Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

“I have lived nearly fifty years, and I have seen life as it is. Pain, misery, hunger … cruelty beyond belief. I have heard the singing from taverns and the moans from bundles of filth on the streets. 140 more words


Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

 Don Quixote, trans. Edith Grossman, Harper Perennial, 2003. ISBN 978-0060934347.

Cervantes did his best to bury the chivalric novel, but it sprung back at him like Antaeus wrestled to the ground. 743 more words


"Don Quixote" and the Dangers of Idleness

Don Quixote, the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, begins with a preface addressing the “idle reader.” I think it’s a subtle way of Cervantes tipping us off to the theme of his masterpiece. 485 more words


Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. – Miguel De Cervantes http://ift.tt/1U6QrrR

Miguel De Cervantes