~ Miguel De Cervantes, Edith Grossman
A few people whose profile includes this book
“Don Quixote is my hero--he has ideals, he believes in his visions beyond all contrary evidence, he sees the truth behind the...”
“Beautiful novel about how we build relationships good and bad, how we make our lives, how we interact with our neighbors, and how...”
A few comments on Don Quixote (4)
Sep 7, 2010, 10:11 PM
Mikeswimmer, a 50-year-old man in Santa Monica
“The first two-hundred pages, as I recall, weren't so bad... It does bog down a bit. I read it in Romania about 7 years ago and English books were scant. I also read Robinson Crusoe then. Kinda loved that one.”
Feb 5, 2011, 1:51 AM
Yan420, a 29-year-old woman in Salinas
“I love Don Quijote, it's a travel in paper.”
Feb 13, 2011, 9:41 PM
Raymond, a 32-year-old man in Halifax
“I understand that there are ways to relate travelling with reading.
I think that if I was to identify where I’m from that I maybe should name a few imaginary places as well as well as the real ones. It seems more telling to think I grew up in Alice Munro country than all the places where I’ve lived. There are fictitious places that I’ve visited and learned from.
Don Quixote is a lovely book to use to talk about the importance of imaginary places, because the characters are conscience of their fictitious actions. It makes it seem more important to believe in something imaginary when he denounces the fiction of it all.
And reading is also not like travelling. I’ve been more excited, and more transformed by reading than by travelling. I’ve been more romanced by stories than by visiting other places. It is easier for reading to be entrancing. And books can succeed in different ways than places can. Stories and characters have more of an opportunity to ask for my sympathy.”