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Parallels between Michael Malone's novel "Handling Sin" and Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote"

Handling Sin is a hilarious novel by Michael Malone, where the protagonist makes an epic journey across the American South, chasing his father, who has discharged himself from the hospital and taken ...
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Who is "Stan Streeson" in Rutherford's translation of Don Quijote?

In chapter LXII of the second part of Don Quijote by Cervantes, ("Which deals with the adventure of the enchanted head, together with other trivial matters which cannot be left untold"), the ...
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The incomplete sonnets at the beginning of Don Quixote - what does the pattern mean?

I am reading John Rutherford's translation of Don Quixote. In the prologue there are several sonnets that appear to be some sort of puzzle/guessing game as the last syllable (syllables?) are missing. ...
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What differences are there between the editions of Grossman's translation of Don Quixote?

Putting aside the physical (like the cover, flaps etc.), what, if any, differences are there between these three editions of Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote? Are the annotations the same ...
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Does Don Quijote in fact say "Facts are the enemy of truth"?

I recall a quote of the sort "Facts are the enemy of truth" attributed to Miguel de Cervantes in his book Don Quijote de la Mancha. However, I could not find the quote in the book by ...
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Does Aldonza Lorenzo appear as a real character in Don Quixote?

I just finished Don Quixote and I'm confused about the status of "Aldonza Lorenzo" the peasant. Obviously, "Dulcinea of Toboso" is a figment of Don Quixote's imagination, but ...
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What does "atom" mean in Don Quixote?

This is a question about Don Quijote de la Mancha (Edición conmemorativa de la RAE y la ASALE / 400th-anniversary commemorative edition by the Spanish language academies). In Chapter XXVI of the ...
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Can someone elaborate on the subject of "Discursive Hybridity" in Don Quixote?

Our teacher has asked us about the subject of "Discursive Hybridity" in Don Quixote, I've read about it but I'm not still so sure what it actually designates. So here I am asking for your help. What ...
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Is the original manuscript of Don Quixote extant?

Apparently, there are 27 known copies of the first edition (1605). But Cervantes' hand-written original is not extant, correct?
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In Don Quixote, why wasn't Sancho Panza allowed to speak in the black mountains?

At the start of chapter 25 of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Sancho Panza is not allowed to speak (to Don Quixote). Don Quixote took leave of the goatherd, and once more mounting Rocinante bade ...
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