Quixote at 400

Becoming, not being, is what the novel as an art form is all about. And that is why we regard Don Quixote as the first modern fictional hero. More

Quixote at 400

We may have our own personal opinions of an average writer, but in front of Don Quixote, we are all interchangeable. Conscripts of fate line up in front of… More

Quixote at 400

You may imagine the boss as the President, the General Secretary, the Chief of Army, the boss of your marriage or of your building, whatever you think. You immediately… More

Quixote at 400

In any case, since the book is supposed to be real, it follows that the story has to be written by an eyewitness to the events that take place… More

Quixote at 400

Actually, Don Quixote was published in the same year as the story of that other mad old man, King Lear, so it was a great year for mad old… More

Quixote at 400

But what is the symbolic connection between madness and modernity? Why should modern man end up recognizing himself in the words of a lunatic? More

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