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Miguel de Cervantes

And as the wicked are always ungrateful, and necessity leads to evil doing, and immediate advantage overcomes all considerations of the future, Ginés, who was neither grateful nor well-principled, made up his mind to steal Sancho Panza’s ass. 21 more words

Excerpt

"Three days later, in Paris,

Dr. Juvenal Urbino received a telegram during supper with friends, and he toasted the memory of his father with champagne. He said: ‘He was a good man.’ Later he would reproach himself for his lack of maturity: he had avoided reality in order not to cry. 461 more words

Literature

Bakhtin’s Carnival and the Grotesque Body as Applied to Lazarillo de Tormes

Mikhail Bakhtin, in his landmark study Rabelais and His World (1968), defined and explored two concepts that have been of immeasurable value to cultural historians and literary critics: the carnivalesque and the grotesque body. 1,245 more words

Fiction

Julio Cortázar

But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself, into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously… — Julio Cortázar, … 10 more words

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Jorge Luis Borges

There is such loneliness in that gold.
The moon of the nights is not the moon
Who the first Adam saw. The long centuries
Of human vigil have filled her… 25 more words

Classic

Man of La Mancha

Has anyone read Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra?

Originally titled El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, it was published in two separate volumes in the early 1600s.   558 more words

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