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Does Don Quijote in fact say "Facts are the enemy of truth"?

As the OP noted, this quote does not appear in Don Quijote de la Mancha by Cervantes. It does, however, appear in a different version of Quijote: the musical based on Cervantes' work, with libretto by ...
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Is the original manuscript of Don Quixote extant?

In 2016, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death, Taberna Libraria published a facsimile edition of all of the author's manuscripts. This edition contains only 12 manuscripts. For ...
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The incomplete sonnets at the beginning of Don Quixote - what does the pattern mean?

This verse form, versos de cabo roto ("verses with broken ends") was reputedly invented by the poet Alonso Álvarez de Soria at the beginning of the seventeenth century, around the time when ...
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Who is "Stan Streeson" in Rutherford's translation of Don Quijote?

It’s a pun: “Stan Streeson” sounds like “stands to reason”. Rutherford’s intention seems to have been to reflect the way that Spanish word perogrullada (a self-evident or obvious truth) derives from ...
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What does "atom" mean in Don Quixote?

Enrique Suárez Figaredo, in his edition to El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha, uses the contents of the entry "átomo" in the Tesoro de la lengua castellana o española by Sebastián ...
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In Don Quixote, why wasn't Sancho Panza allowed to speak in the black mountains?

Note that Sancho's request in Ch 25 is not the first time he has asked for the injunction against his speaking be lifted. In Ch 21 (Mabrino's helmet) Sancho asks As they went along, then, in this ...
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In Don Quixote, why wasn't Sancho Panza allowed to speak in the black mountains?

I completely agree with green_ideas' answer, but I think that there are a few points, some of which have been highlighted in the comments, which it would be useful to address. As green_ideas notes, ...
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Does Aldonza Lorenzo appear as a real character in Don Quixote?

I have recently completed reading the complete Don Quijote in Spanish, together with occasional forays to both the Ormbsby1 and Rutherford 2 translations to help with the interpretation of some of ...
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