Lectures on Don Quixote

Lectures on Don Quixote

Edited and with a preface by Fredson Bowers, this volume offers “a powerful, critical, and dramatic elaboration of the theme of illusion” (V. S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books).

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780544998087

Category: Literary Criticism

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One of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists offers his take on the Spanish classic. The author of Lolita and Pale Fire was not only a master of fiction but a distinguished literary critic as well. In this collection of lectures, which he delivered at Harvard in the early 1950s, Vladimir Nabokov shares insights based on a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the seventeenth-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes, a timeless classic and one of the most deeply influential works in all of Western literature. Rejecting the common interpretation of Don Quixote as a warm satire, Nabokov perceives the work as a catalog of cruelty through which the gaunt knight passes. Edited and with a preface by Fredson Bowers, this volume offers “a powerful, critical, and dramatic elaboration of the theme of illusion” (V. S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lectures on Don Quixote

Lectures on Don Quixote

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

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ISBN: 0151495955

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Don Quixote in England

Don Quixote in England

Vladimir Nabokov , who doubts Duffield , also notes the parody and , while he
discredits Duffield , he draws his own parallels — often tacitly , and perhaps for
effect in a classroom lecture — between Quixote and Christ . One parallel he
draws ...

Author: Ronald Paulson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801856957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Seldom has a single book, much less a translation, so deeply affected English literature as the translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote in 1612. The comic novel inspired drawings, plays, sermons, and other translations, making the name of the Knight of la Mancha as familiar as any folk character in English lore. In this comprehensive study of the reception and conversion of Don Quixote in England, Ronald Paulson highlights the qualities of the novel that most attracted English imitators. The English Don Quixote was not the same knight who meandered through Spain, or found a place in other translations throughout Europe. The English Don Quixote found employment in all sorts of specifically English ways, not excluding the political uses to which a Spanish fool could be turned. According to Paulson, a major impact of the novel and its hero was their stimulation of discussion about comedy itself, what he calls the "aesthetics of laughter." When Don Quixote reached England he did so at the time of the rise of empiricism, and adherents of both sides of the empiricist debate found arguments and evidence in the behavior and image of the noble knight. Four powerful disputes battered around his grey head: the proximity of madness and imagination; the definition of the beautiful; the cruelty of ridicule and its laughter; and the role of reason in the face of madness. Paulson's engaging account leads to a significant reassessment of current assumptions about eighteenth-century literature and art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Romantic Approach to Don Quixote

The Romantic Approach to  Don Quixote

Clarifies the complex reasons that led Spaniards to see Don Quixote as a symbol of their cultural history and identity.

Author: Anthony Close

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521214902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Clarifies the complex reasons that led Spaniards to see Don Quixote as a symbol of their cultural history and identity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lectures on the English comic writers Lectures on the English poets

Lectures on the English comic writers  Lectures on the English poets

The character of Don Quixote himself is one of the most perfect disinterestedness
. He is an enthusiast of the most amiable kind ; of a nature equally open , gentle ,
and generous ; a lover of truth and justice ; and one who had brooded over the ...

Author: William Hazlitt

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN3MZ3

Category: English literature

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The Achievements of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

The Achievements of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Carlos , Mary Stuart , Maid of Orleans , Bride of Messina , together with the
Use of the Chorus in Tragedy ( a short Essay ) . ... SCHLEGEL'S ( F. ) Lectures on
the Philosophy of Life and the Philosophy of Language . Translated by the Rev.

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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ISBN: OSU:32435075835942

Category: Knights and knighthood

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Categories: Knights and knighthood

Lectures on the History of Literature Delivered April to July 1838

Lectures on the History of Literature Delivered April to July 1838

111 Don Quixote is the very reverse of the Commedia of Dante ; but in one
respect it is analogous to it . Like it , it is the free utterance of the heart of man and
nature . At the outset Cervantes seems to have contemplated not much more than
a ...

Author: Thomas Carlyle

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ISBN: IOWA:31858024211926

Category: Literature

Page: 263

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Categories: Literature

Discovering the Comic in Don Quixote

Discovering the Comic in Don Quixote

Rhetoric and Characterization in Don Quixote . ” Hispanic Review 42 ( 1974 ) ...
The Chivalric World of ' Don Quijote ' : Style , Structure , and Narrative Technique
. Columbia : U of Missouri P ... Lectures on “ Don Quixote . ” Ed . Fredson Bowers
.

Author: Laura J. Gorfkle

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029867184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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Gorfkle challenges the assumption that the comic is inferior to the tragic as a vehicle for expressing serious thought and the belief that the comic has only a secondary function in Cervantes's Don Quixote. She systematically surveys the comic mechanisms of the novel from the perspectives of the contemporary literary theories of Bakhtin, Girard, and Derrida.
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Don Quixote and the Russian Novel

Don Quixote and the Russian Novel

By Aleksandr Pushkin . New York : Bollingen Foundation , 1964 . Nabokov ,
Vladimir . Lectures on Don Quixote . Ed . Fredson Bowers . San Diego : Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich , 1983 . Payne , Stanley . A History of Spain and Portugal . Vol .
1 .

Author: Bruce Thomas Holl

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ISBN: WISC:89046741120

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 474

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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

Argues that Don Quixote is a novel of protest that presents a hostile perspective
on the cultural norms of its time . ... Six lectures delivered at Harvard University in
1951 and 1952 exploring the structure , narrative , and major themes of Don ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787669741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Presents literary criticism on the works of writers of the period 1400-1800. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

King Lear , IV . vii Vladimir Nabokov , " Structural Matters , " in his Lectures on
Don Quixote , edited by Fredson Bowers , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1983 , pp
. 27 - 50 . account of the chivalry books theme by indicating one of its most ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015026984628

Category: Criticism

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Don Quixote His Critics and Commentators

Don Quixote  His Critics and Commentators

Lectures on French Poets . Delivered at the Royal Institution . Small crown 8vo .
Cloth , price 5s . POOR ( Laura E . ) . Sanskrit and its kindred Literatures . Studies
in Comparative Mythology . Small crown 8vo . Cloth , price 5s . POUSHKIN ( A ...

Author: Alexander James Duffield

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ISBN: UOM:39015002191818

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Page: 155

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Memoir Lectures and addresses

Memoir  Lectures and addresses

Don Quixote . THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN , DON
QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA . Translated from the Spanish by Motteux . A New
Edition , with copious Notes , and an Essay on the Life and Writings of Cervantes
, by JOHN ...

Author: Rufus Choate

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082217518

Category: United States

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The Works of Rufus Choate Memoir Lectures and addresses

The Works of Rufus Choate  Memoir  Lectures and addresses

Don Quixote . THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN , DON
QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA . Translated from the Spanish by Motteux . A New
Edition , with copious Notes , and an Essay on the Life and Writings of Cervantes
, by JOIN ...

Author: Rufus Choate

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105061299595

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Lectures on Art The philosophy of art in Italy The philosophy of art in the Netherlands The philosophy of art in Greece

Lectures on Art  The philosophy of art in Italy  The philosophy of art in the Netherlands  The philosophy of art in Greece

... Manon Lescaut , ” “ Don Quixote , ” and “ Robin . son Crusoe . ” — Inferior parts
in the work of a superior writer , as the marquises of Racine , and Shal espeare's
clowns and cavaliers — The stability and profundity of characters manifested by ...

Author: Hippolyte Taine

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ISBN: HARVARD:HW21B4

Category: Art

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Categories: Art

Elements of Literature

Elements of Literature

Don Quixote sees the world as he wants it (giants); Sancho Panza sees it as it is (
windmills). ... Don. Quixote. In 1952 the Russian-born novelist Vladimir Nabokov
delivered a series of lectures on Don Quixote at Harvard University. In these ...

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 0030277299

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 976

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Long Shadow of Don Quixote

The Long Shadow of Don Quixote

The book argues that Don Quixote and Quixotism are relevant to cultural studies.

Author: Magdalena Barbaruk

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631666535

Category: Don Quixote (Fictitious character)

Page: 288

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The author traces the resurgence of Don Quixote in the contemporary humanities. In the aftermath of World War II, the figure underwent the most radical re-interpretation since Romanticism. These changes speak volumes about our culture. Drawing on the theoretical framework of the specifically Polish variety of cultural studies, this book makes Don Quixote a patron of cultural reflection. With culture conceptualised as performative, Quixotism is -the cultivation of the soul, - an axiotic space which forms human ways of life across epochs. In this way, the history of culture can be re-written as a history of values frenzy, bibliomania or evil."
Categories: Don Quixote (Fictitious character)