Miguel de Cervantes’ DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA, published in Spain, in two parts, in 1605 and 1615, is considered the first “modern” novel. But it is also the novel that invented modernity, with its unending angst and uncertainties and its sense of impeding doom. Internationally-renown, prize-winning scholar Ilan Stavans, author of QUIXOTE: THE NOVEL AND THE WORKS, discusses its origins, structure and characters, and the way it continues to redefine us all.
This event is presented virtually in partnership with the Norwich Public Library.
About the Presenter
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, the publisher of Restless Books, and a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary. He is the author of the award-winning Quixote: The Novel and the World (Norton). His most recent books are The People’s Tongue, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, Popol Vuh: A Retelling, and the children’s book The Mexican Dreidel.
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