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El ingenioso hidalgo don uijote de la Mancha reader ê Paperback read ´ johnscyclingdiary Þ ❮Read❯ ➵ El ingenioso hidalgo don uijote de la Mancha Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Don uixote is practically unthinkable as a livObserved It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don uixote Vladmir Nabo kov wrote Don uixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb He looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature a gaunt giant on a lean nag that the book lives and will live through his sheer vitality He stands for everything that is gentle forlorn pure unselfish and gallant The parody has become a paragon And V S Pritchett observed Don uixote begins as a province turns into Spain and ends as a universe The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story tellingThe Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century The Can I tell you a story only it may take a little time because sometimes a thousand trifles have to be recounted as irrelevant as they are necessary for the true understanding of a tale Chapter I Regarding what befell the narrator on visiting a theatreThe comic operetta Don uixote was being performed at my local theatre and I was amongst the audience at the first performance It was a lively and entertaining re enactment featuring the knight errant Don uixote and his erring suire Sancho Panza and many of their adventures were recounted As I sat in the theatre watching the performance I found myself and drawn towards the happenings on the stage I continually shifted in my seat and half rose from it many times I kept wanting to intervene to give Don uixote a fine new coat of armour for example and to exchange the old shaving bowl he wore on his head for the real Helmet of Mambrino which as an avid reader with a large library I knew exactly where to find I wanted to give his horse Rocinante a really good feed so that he would have some flesh on his poor bones though I also knew that his and his master’s bony condition had saved them already from being eaten by a hungry lion I wanted to give Sancho Panza an even larger role in the story with longer speeches proverbs and greater opportunity to influence events I wanted to go backstage and meet with the producer and perhaps get a glimpse of the man who wrote the libretto But most of all I wanted Don uixote to finally meet the Lady Dulcinea Chapter II In which the diverting adventure of a puppet master is recounted along with other things that are really worthwhileThe operetta had reached the scene where Don uixote is sitting in an inn along with other customers watching a traveling puppeteer’s production of the tale of a beautiful princess held captive in a castle In the course of the puppet show the puppet princess escapes from the castle and is pursued by her captors Before anyone realised what he intended Don uixote sprang from his seat intent on rescuing the princess He swung his sword at the hoard of cardboard figures reducing them and the entire puppet theatre to smithereens within minutes Pandemonium ensued Don uixote’s reckless actions were just the example I needed Though it wasn't easy to move fast in my long opera gown I ran towards the steps at the side of the stage heedless of the whisperings and murmurings of the people I’d disturbed on the way Before anyone knew what I intended I had joined the actors on the stage where the puppet master was loudly bewailing the destruction of his puppet theatre Don uixote was dreamily contemplating the havoc he had created when he glanced up and noticed me standing near him The Knight of the Sorrowful Face never looked so happy “The Lady Dulcinea at last freed from her enchantment” he said dropping to one knee and covering my hands with kisses Everyone was stupefied “If that's the Lady Dulcurea” muttered Sancho Panza looking me up and down “I’ll eat my packsaddle” “Curb your tongue you jester and longtime nuisance” responded Don uixote “does it seem right to dishonour and insult a duenna as venerable and worthy of respect as she? Consider and reflect on your words before they leave your mouth”I wasn’t terribly pleased to be described as a ‘duenna’ but I didn’t have time to debate the point because at that moment the producer emerged from the wings and began to propel me from the stage “The Lady Dulcinea will appear at the proper time dear Don uixote” he whispered consolingly “and those words you’ve just uttered about the duenna belong in a later scene This is the scene with the puppet theatre in the inn Let’s not get ahead of ourselves” Then he signalled to the puppet master to carry on with his speech and pushed me into the wings though I struggled a bit I’d uite enjoyed being addressed as the Lady Dulcinea duenna or no duennaChapter III Which continues the tale of The Reader who was Recklessly Meddlesome “What do you think you're doing interfering in my production in such a ridiculous fashion?” the producer hissed into my ear pushing me down a corridor and closing the door to the stageIt's all so entrancing I just couldn't stay in my seat I insisted excitedly “And I want to help Don uixote and Sancho Panza too I want to arrange things better for themWhat would you do for Sancho Panza? he asked standing with his back to the stage door and stroking his pointed beard thoughtfully I'd give him a lot speeches I said eagerly seeing that he'd calmed down a bit Speeches that would show him to be cleverer than he appears at the moment because I'm certain he is really very cleverAnd what would you do for Don uixote?I would give him success in a tournament and I'd like to think he might sometime meet the Lady Dulcinea even if only briefly He didn’t answer immediately just continued to stroke his beard thoughtfully It seemed that he might be considering my reuest“Can I examine your spectacles” he asked suddenly holding out his handI was so surprised that I handed over my glasses immediately“Tortoiseshell I see” he said tapping the frames with his index finger “I've only ever seen it used for peinetas Can I borrow these spectacles?” “Absolutely not” I cried “I can’t see a thing without them and I’ll miss the rest of the play I’m missing enough as it is”“Hmm if you won’t lend the spectacles perhaps you’d lend your person?” he said with the trace of a smile “After the interval there’s a short scene involving a duenna called Doña Rodríguez who wears spectacles and since you want so much to be involved you could take her place She only appears once and only has a couple of lines to deliver But you must remove that ring” he said pointing to a ring I wore on my left handI was thrilled to be given a chance to take part and agreed immediately especially when the director said he might tweak some of the later scenes to allow Sancho Panzo to have a greater role just as I had reuested He went off to consult with Cide Hamete the librettist while a costume person brought me a long and elaborate headdress to wear complete with a peineta The whole thing resembled a nun's veil I donned it unwillingly What can't be cured must be endured after all and the habit does not make the nun Chapter IV Which deals wth matters related to this history and no otherImmediately after the interval comes the scene where Don uixote and Sancho Panza are being welcomed to the castle of a wealthy duke All the duennas in the service of the duchess stand in line to greet them This was my big scene Each duenna is supposed to be accompanied by a daughter so I also had a daughter whose job was to hold the end of my long headdress As I stood with all the others the two heroes passed so close to me I could have reached out and touched their sleeves Just as they were about to enter the castle Sancho stopped as if he'd forgotten something and then he turned to me and said Señora Gonzalez or whatever your grace's name may be” Doña Rodriguez de Grijalba is my name” I responded settling into my role How can I help you brother?” I was ready to oblige him in whatever way I could until I heard what he wanted I was to go outside the castle gate and find his donkey and take him to the stable because the donkey apparently didn't like to be left alone under any circumstances I didn't think this was at all the kind of duty a duenna was supposed to undertake and so I told Sancho in a slightly raised voice Then we traded a few insults in which the word 'old' was mentioned The duchess and Don uixote overheard and the Don castigated Sancho severely see his lines above while the duchess explained that though I was wearing spectacles and a wimple I was in fact still uite young I was mollified and Sancho went on his way muttering something about the need for duennas to show generosity towards donkeysChapter V Which recounts the second adventure of the Duenna also called Doña Rodriguez I watched the next few scenes from the wings It seemed to me that the Duke and Duchess were organizing some very elaborate entertainments at the expense of the two heroes entertainments in which a fair amount of trickery and deceit was involved The I watched the less I liked it especially when Don uixote was clawed by a bunch of angry cats he thought were demons He was recovering in his bed from this attack when I decided to creep into his chamber during the night and warn him about what the Duke and Duchess were up to To get his attention I had to pretend there was a damsel in distress who needed his help so I told him that my daughter had been forsaken by her lover and would he please challenge the lover to a duel That was exactly the right way to get him onside and he began to pay attention to the rest of what I had to say I had just begun to explain about all the trickery that was going on in the castle when some figures dressed in black appeared and began to spank me unmercifully “Ouch” I cried help help but to no avail see update status page 772 because Don uixote was also being attacked and since Sancho Panza was far away he couldn't comfort either of us with his soothing proverbs And so ended my unfortunate and embarrassing mid night tête à tête with the noble knight Chapter VI Regarding matters that concern and pertain to this adventureBack stage everybody was complaining about my foolishness and audacity in meddling in the plot and generally making a spectacle of myself The director said he regretted letting me play the part of the duenna I was forbidden to step on stage again and or less thrown out of the theatre But I didn't want to leave without speaking further with Don uixote and even with Sancho who'd suddenly begun to deliver some of the best speeches of the entire opera filled with juicy proverbs like pears in a wicker basket I reckoned I might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb and how would an omelette get made if we didn’t break a few eggs so I hid behind a windmill prop in the wings and waited my chance As the Don and his suire were taking leave of the Duke I stepped onstage once again and had the most interesting of my encounters with Don uixote and the wise suire Sancho When we had finished conversing I withdrew to a seat at the back of the theatre to watch the rest of the operetta completely satisfied that my interventions had been useful and were achieving some effect Postscript Which recounts what will be seen by whoever reads it and other matters which will be understood if the reader reads with attentionSo now you've heard the story of how Doña Rodriguez who was only supposed to have one scene in the opera ended up having three and of how this crazy reader who recklessly entered the story brought this mischief about If you don't believe any of this could have happened read Chapter LVI of Don uixote Regarding the extraordinary and unprecedentedly successful battle that Don uixote of La Mancha had with the footman Tosilos in defense of the daughter of the duenna Doña RodriguezAnd when you’ve read that read Chapter LXIX Concerning the strangest and most remarkable event to befall Don uixote in the entire course of his history which features not just one spectacle wearing duenna but four My tortoiseshell glasses had started a crazeWhen the performance was finally over I left the theatre pleased that my recklessness had lead to such a satisfying outcome but thoughtful too about some of the things that had happened Why had Don uixote addressed me as the Lady Dulcinea? Why had the director asked me to remove my ring? I took it from my pocket and examined it It's an old ring in fact it's been in my family for a long long time I had picked it to wear to the theatre because it has a heraldic design showing a gyron or triangular shape inside a coat of armsWhat all that signifies however I cannot uite grasp for the moment but I’m hoping some attentive reader will soon tell me
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El ingenioso hidalgo don uijote de la ManchaDon uixote is practically unthinkable as a living being said novelist Milan Kundera And yet in our memory what character is alive? Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel Don uixote chronicles the famous picaresue adventures of the noble knight errant Don uixote de La Mancha and his faithful suire Sancho Panza as they travel through sixteenth century Spain This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale complete with notes variant readings and an Introduction by the translator The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense From Milan Kundera Cervan tes is the founder of the Modern Era The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes Lionel Trilling 992 Don uixote Don uijote de La mancha Don uijote de la Mancha #1 2 Miguel de CervantesThe Ingenious Nobleman Sir uixote of La Mancha or just Don uixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Published in two volumes in 1605 and 1615 Don uixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever publishedDon uixote shows the life of an individual who is delusional and spends his time reading forbidden works At the time of telling the story writing and reading works dealing with knights were forbidden And the main character of the story considers himself the place of one of these knights and sees hypothetical enemies in front of him which are of course mountains and trees Don uixote is an imaginary hero helpless and stubborn who considers himself invincibleعنوانها «دن کیشوت»؛ «دون کیخوته»؛ نویسنده سر وانتس؛ انتشاراتیها روایت، نیل، وستا، روزگار و ادبیات اسپانیا؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش در یکی از روزهای سال 1972میلادیعنوان دون کیشوت؛ نویسنده سروانتس؛ مترجم محمد قاضی؛ تهران، انتشارات نیل، 1349؛ دو جلد جمعا در 1286صفحه؛ یکی از کتابهای مجموعه ی ده رمان بزرگ جهانعنوان دون کیشوت؛ نویسنده سروانتس؛ مترجم ذبیح الله منصوری؛ ، چاپ دیگر تهران، کتاب وستا، 1389؛ در 564ص؛ شابک 9786009104475؛عنوان دون کیخوته دن کیشوت؛ نویسنده سروانتس؛ مترجم کیومرث پارسای؛ تهران، روزگار، 1390؛ دو جلد حدود 1300ص؛ شابک دوره 9789643741259؛این اثر از کهنترین رمانها، در زبانهای نوین اروپایی ست؛ بسیاری آن را بهترین کتاب نوشته شده، به زبان «اسپانیایی»، میدانند؛ «سروانتس» بخش نخست «دن کیشوت» را، در زندان بنوشتند، و نخستین بار در سال 1605میلادی، در «مادرید» منتشر کردند، و بخش دوم آن، ده سال بعد در سال 1615میلادی، به چاپ رسید؛ «دن کیشوت» زندگی فردی را به خوانشگر نشان میدهد، که دچار توهم است، و اوقات خود را با خواندن آثار ممنوعه میگذراند؛ در زمان روایت داستان، نوشتن و خواندن آثاری که به شوالیه ها میپرداخت، قدغن بود؛ و شخصیت اصلی داستان، خود را جای یکی از همین شوالیه ها میشمارد، و دشمنانی فرضی را، در برابر خویش میبیند، که البته کوهها و درختها هستند؛ «دن کیشوت» پهلوانی خیالی، و بیدست و پاست که خود را شکست ناپذیر میپندارد؛ او به سفرهایی طولانی میرود، و در میانه ی همین سفرهاست، که اعمالی عجیب و غریب، از وی سر میزند؛ وی که هدفی، جز نجات مردمان، از ظلم و استبداد حاکمان ظالم، ندارد، نگاهی تخیلی به اطراف خویش دارد، و همه چیز را، در قالب ابزار جنگی میبیند؛ تاکنون هیچ کتابی، به اندازه ی «دن کیشوت»، اینهمه مورد عشق و علاقه ی ملل گوناگون نبوده است؛ بسیاری از کتابها هستند، که تنها به یک قوم و ملت اختصاص دارند؛ و از حدود مرز یک کشور فراتر نمیروند، بسیاری دیگر نیز هستند، که در میان ملل دیگر هم خوانشگر دارند، اما تنها مورد پسند طبقه ی روشنفکر، یا مردمان عادی، یا طبقات ممتاز جامعه هستند؛ اما «دن کیشوت» تمام حصارهای «جغرافیایی»، «نژادی»، «اجتماعی»، و «طبقاتی» را، در هم شکسته، و عنوان خود را با دنیا و بشریت، گره زده استتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 20061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی