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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $18.50
  • January 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97281-8
  • 880 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Don Quijote

Norton Critical Editions

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Miguel de Cervantes (Author), Burton Raffel (Translator, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Emeritus), Diana de Armas Wilson (Editor, University of Denver)

 

The text reprinted here is based on award-winning translator Burton Raffel’s masterful translation of Don Quijote, which is consistent, fluid, and modeled closely on the original Spanish.

"Backgrounds and Context" invites readers to explore the creative process that culminated in the publication of Don Quijote.  Included are selections from works parodied by Cervantes (Amadis of Gaul and Orlando Furioso) and a portion of the spurious sequel to Part 1 written by Fernándes de Avellaneda.

"Criticisms" presents fifteen major interpretations of both the novel and selected episodes, describing Cervantes’ intellectual milieu, revealing how he infused new life into the literary modes and motifs he had inherited, and illustrating the fundamental importance of Don Quijote in the history of modern fiction.

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    The Text of Don Quijote

    MAP: Spain at the End of the Sixteenth Century

    MAP: Cervantes’s Andalusia

    Don Quijote

    Backgrounds and Contexts

    CERVANTES IN HIS OWN VOICE

    1. [Fear of Publishing] (from Prologue to La Galatea)
    2. [Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man] (Prologue to Exemplary Novels)
    3. [Cervantes’s Self-Critique] (from Voyage to Parnassus)
    4. [Cervantes’s Last Words] (from Prologue to Persiles and Sigismunda)

    SOURCES AND INFLUENCES

    1. Jacopo Sannazaro, From Arcadia (Chapter One)
    2. Garci Rodri!gues de Montalvo, From Amadis of Gaul (The Penance of Poor Cliff)
    3. Ludovico Ariosto, From Orlando Furioso (Canto 23)
    4. Alonso Ferna!ndez de Avellaneda, Prologue to the “False Quijote
    5. Patricia Finch and John J. Allen, Don Quijote across the Centuries

    Criticism

    GENERAL ESSAYS ON DON QUIJOTE

    1. Carlos Fuentes, Foreword
    2. Harold Bloom, Cervantes: The Play of the World
    3. Javier Herrero, Who Was Dulcinea?
    4. Anthony J. Cascardi, Personal Identity in Don Quixote
    5. Michel Foucault, [Don Quixote as Hero of the Same]

    ESSAYS ON SELECTED EPISODES OF DON QUIJOTE

    1. Elias L. Rivers, [Cervantes’s Revolutionary Prologue]
    2. Ruth Anthony El Saffar, In Marcela’s Case
    3. Robert ter Horst, Sex and the Chain Gang
    4. Edward Dudley, [Rescuing Dorotea]
    5. Nicolas Wey-Gumez, Anselmo’s Eating Disorder
    6. Maria Antonia Garce!s, [Cervantes’s Veiled Woman]
    7. Henry W. Sullivan, [The Duke’s Theatre of Sadism]
    8. Carroll B. Johnson, [Dreaming in the Cave of Montesinos]
    9. Anne J. Cruz, Don Quijote‘s Disappearing Act
    10. FICCIONES ON DON QUIJOTE
    11. Jorge Luis Borges, Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography