Posts Tagged: Don Quixote

Swinging Modern Sounds #75: The Petra Haden Story

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At every turn, Haden’s decisions, while labor-intensive and rigorous, feel fresh, passionate, funny, and new.

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Baffling Perfection

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The business of classics being perfect books is baloney. They are as defective, as inadequate as everything else in the universe. Careful readers see these flaws as reflections of their own frailty. Ilan Stavans, a man known for his love affair with the book, shares via Lit Hub his introduction to the quadricentennial edition of […]

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It’s Okay that You Haven’t Read Finnegans Wake (Really)

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Over at Hazlitt, Sarah Galo and Elon Green have cornered a handful of authors, from Renata Adler to Celeste Ng, into admitting their literary gaps, from Finnegans Wake to To Kill a Mockingbird. Something we should keep in mind is that there is more work produced every day than a single person can get to in […]

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Burying Cervantes

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On a quest to determine if Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes died of cirrhosis of the liver, a Spanish forensic team uncovered seventeen bodies buried between 1612 and 1630 in Madrid’s Church of the Trinity, one of which was believed to be that of Cervantes. However, they were unable to conclusively identify any of the remains […]

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Reworking History

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Over at The Monthly, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz elaborate on stringing a good yarn: What ties one to the real world is, finally, death. One can make up stories about oneself to one’s heart’s content, but one is not free to make up the ending. The ending has to be death: it is the […]

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