Don Quijote: selección de textos

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BPR Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 261 pages
This abridged work is dedicated to those who are fans of Cervantes? work and the Spanish language. It presents, in a parallel manner, the text in Spanish and its translation in English.

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I found it really excellent. Its an abridged version of the two parts of Don Quijote of La Mancha. The important thing is that reader does not lose the story line.The audio helped me a lot with my Spanish. A really welldone work! Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547, was the son of a surgeon. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, Cervantes published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, Cervantes wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Don Quixote is considered the defining Spanish literary contribution. It is humorous, bawdy, and human, pitting one man's loyalty to tradition and faith against the world's harsh progress. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.

Ana Merino was born in Madrid in 1971, daughter of Jose Maria Merino and married to artist Felix de la Concha. Ana Merino is assistant professor at Dartmouth College. She has published a scholarly book on comics titledEl Comic Hispanico (C?tedra, 2003) a critical monograph on Chris Ware (Sinsentido, 2005) and five books of poetry, and was a recipient of the Adonais and Fray Luis de Leon awards for poetry. She was awarded the Diario de Avisos Award for best critical short articles about comics for the Spanish literary magazine Leer. Merino is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Cartoon Studies and a member of the executive committee of International Comic Art Forum. Merino's articles on comics have appeared in Leer, DDLV, The Comics Journal, International Journal of Comic Art, and Hispanic Issues. She has served as curator for three comics exhibitions and is the author of the bilingual catalogue Fantagraphics creadores del canon (2003).

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