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L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte De La Manche: Tome 1, Chapitres 1 à 32 (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1)

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, is considered a founding classic of Western literature and regularly figures among the best novels ever written. He has been dubbed el Principe de los Ingenios - the Prince of Wits. In 1585, he published a pastoral novel, La Galatea. Because of financial pro ...more
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You, my GR-Friends and Readers must be wondering what is this cheese doing at the head of the review. And I, the fictitious Kalliope, invite you to cut a slice and help yourself and savour the flavours of Manchego cheese. Buts since you can’t grab and eat the one displayed on your screen, then I suggest you take a substitute, some Edam, or Cheddar, or any other you have in your fridge, and then think and imagine that you are taking cheese from La Mancha, from the land of Don Quijote (DQ). For ac
Apr 08, 2009 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
Quijote lookalike

First, an organizational note. I actually read this in parallel, in the original Spanish, and in the Penguin Classics English translation by J.M. Cohen. Anyone who is interested can follow my tortured progress through Book I at the link below:

In this review, I will attempt a coherent summary of my reaction to Book I, and in the process try to justify my two-star rating.

Let me start by saying that I really gave it my best shot. I can't think of another book
Evripidis Gousiaris
Εύκολα από τα πιο ευχάριστα αναγνώσματα του 2016
Ανυπομονώ για την συνέχεια...
Ολοκληρωμένη άποψη αφού τελειώσω και τον δεύτερο τόμο :)
Sep 26, 2014 Luis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Puede sonar a invento o locura pero es la verdad. Cuando estaba en 3er grado de primaria tuve un accidente, el porton del garage de mi casa me cayo encima, despues de tener un yeso en una de mis piernas (no recuerdo bien cual) por casi un año completo, tuve que asistir a fisioterapia. un dia mi mama llego a la casa y puso en mis manos un ejemplar de una ediccion que dio el gobierno de mi pais de Don Quijote de la Mancha, con sus dos partes y un prologo de José Saramago excelente, y me dijo que e ...more
Eirini D
Είναι δυνατόν ένα αριστούργημα της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας που φιγουράρει σε όλες τις λίστες με τα 20, 100, κ.ο.κ. καλύτερα βιβλία όλων των εποχων, να το βαρεθεί κανείς; Και όμως είναι. Το βαρέθηκα από τις πρώτες κιόλας σελίδες και το παράτησα, και ευτυχώς, ξέρω και πολλούς άλλους που δεν ντρέπονται να δηλώσουν ότι χαρακτηρισμένα ως σπουδαία βιβλία δεν τους άρεσαν. Για να είμαι ειλικρινής, σίγουρα κάποια στιγμή στο μέλλον θα το ξαναπιάσω. Κάθε βιβλίο έχει το δικό του χρόνο που πρέπει να διαβαστεί ...more
Sep 02, 2013 Dimitris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorably old-fashioned and old-style baroque comedy, yet I sense traces of Modernism beneath the surface, especialy in how our hero's madness somehow isn't confining him from interacting with people. I prefered to linger on the fun and on the Chivalry though, on the endless wonderful sub-plots of endless characters.
Starting Book II imediately.
Aug 18, 2013 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's hard to classify and to explain what this book is about.

In all honesty, one could describe the plot basic points, and still not get a grasp of how complete this book is in every sense. It has helped me to discover a love for this kind of reality, standing in the thin line between dream in reality, and the problems of knowledge among many other things.

One of the first books of this style I have had the pleasure of reading was François Rabelais, "Pantagruel" which for sure have some points
J'avais essayé de lire les aventures de l'ingénieux hidalgo il y a quelques années, mais j'avais alors rapidement été dégouté, car il me semblait que manquant de connaître la plupart des références auxquelles Cervantes fait allusion, je passait à coté de tout le sel de l'ouvrage. J'ai donc décidé de combler mes lacunes avant de revenir côtoyer le héros du romans qui passe pour être le plus renommé qui soit au monde, en me nourrissant des histoires de chevaleries de la table ronde, du Tasse, de l ...more
مصطفى درويش
حسنا، الآن أنهيت الجزء الأول من دون كيخوته.
كيخوته، هذا الغريب الذي قاده الجنون إلى الشجاعة، أو الشجاعة إلى الجنون، وربما قادته الأساطير إلى الشجاعة المجنونة..!
وثربانتس .. هذا الساخر والبيان السلس الرائع.
رواية تعيش معها، وتحبها لكثرة حكاياتها وظرفها، ومعانيها والزمن والبيئة التي تدور فيها أحداثها. شيقة جدًا ، ولاتمل منها رغم طولها.
لا أدري على أي أساس قسم العمل إلى جزأين، فهذا الجزأ ٣٢ فصل، في حين أن الثاني أكبر منه بكثير...
على كل خاتمة العمل جيدة، وجعلتني أسحب الجزء الثاني مباشرة، غم أني كنت أن
Oct 02, 2015 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duh. There's something to laugh at or lament on every page of Volume I. The interpolated novels require patience, and the captive's story in particular seemed sluggish, but this is mostly because they are outshined by every moment spent with Don Quixote and Sancho. Beware enchanters and blankets. On to Part II, which I'm told is even better.
Caroline Gurgel
Primeiro volume concluído! Dei muitas risadas, mas depois fui ficando com uma certa pena das loucuras de Dom Quixote...tadinho!
Clássico excelente até aqui, mas prefiro deixar para opinar melhor quando terminar o segundo volume :))
Julie Bell
May 28, 2008 Julie Bell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I understand that it has its place among historic literary devices and I respect it for that. With that being said, it would have been better at half its length. I got the point early on and at some point the theme repetition became tedious.
Pierre E. Loignon
Oct 30, 2012 Pierre E. Loignon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: litterature
Don Quichotte, c’est avant tout une guerre littéraire que Cervantès entreprend en faveur d’une littérature plus réaliste et originale contre les romans de chevalerie qui sont, d’une part, pleins de rêve et de magie, et d’autre part, une répétition à l’infini autour d’un même thème jusqu’à la saturation.
L’absurdité et le ridicule de l’idéal chevaleresque seront d’abord exposés par le biais du personnage de Don Quichotte, ce petit provincial à qui les romans de chevalerie ont tourné l’esprit à un
Probably the best book in the world!

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Dostoevsky on Don Quixote:

'There is nothing in life more powerful than this piece of fiction. It is still the final and the greatest expression of human thought, the most bitter irony that a human is capable of expressing; and if the world came to an end and people were asked somewhere there: ‘Well, did you understand anything about
Feb 26, 2014 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don quijote de la mancha es una obra literaria clasica que nos lleva a un mundo creado por un hombre que se envolvio en sus fantasias. Detras de la locura (mentalmente hablando), don quijote nos lleva a la realidad de cualquier amante de la lectura en donde llegas a un punto donde ya no eres tu mismo sino las obras que has leido.

Quizas De cervantes creo la obra como parodia pero tomo un significado mucho mas profundo para mi
3.8 stars

i had to read this for class and the teacher divided it into two parts so i will first talk about it in those individual parts before talking about both. (i read it in spanish so the names and places and other stuff will be in spanish)

first part (chap.1-chap.22)
i can't really complain much here. the writing was really good, sometimes the jokes fell flat, but when i laughed, i laughed. the only problems i had per se were with the very old words that i didn't know the meaning to.
John Frankham
This is the original book from 1605. 450 pages. The GR blurb says:

"Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray – he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants – Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together,
Gláucia Renata
May 17, 2016 Gláucia Renata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dom Quixote era um leito voraz e fã inveterado de romances de cavalaria. Após devorar um atrás do outro meio que enlouquece e resolve sair se nomear cavaleiro andante e sair pelo mundo a fim de desentortar os tortos, desfazer agravos e defender os desamparados. Junta suas escassas forças às de seu fiel escudeiro Sancho Pança, Rocinante e o asno de Sancho, jura amor e fidelidade à inimitável Dulcineia Del Toboso e vão ao longo do caminho lutando contra inimigos imaginários, sendo vítimas de encan ...more
Jeremy Ngadiman3
Don Quixote: the story of an average nobleman who believes, outside of sanity, that he is to become a knight at a time where Spain, all of Europe probably, no longer had knights, and his books on chivalry and legendary knights were to blame. Despite the efforts of the cleric, barber, housemaid, and his niece, Alonso Quijano (or Quesada, or Quijada) changed his name to Don Quixote, took on his grandfather's armor, mounted his not-so-impressive steed Rocinante, got himself knighted in an inn which ...more
Dec 21, 2016 Hande rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 tähteä. Kirja oli hauska ja kiintoisaa parodiaa vanhoista ritariromaaneista, mutta kappalejaot olivat ajoittain tuskallisen pitkiä ja tarina olisi pärjännyt myös vähemmällä jaarittelulla (osittain se saattoi toki olla tyylikeino, mutta puuduttavalta se silti tuntui).
Feb 07, 2015 Heinrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zuallererst muss man sich vergegenwärtigen, dass dieser Roman im Jahre 1605 veröffentlicht wurde. So ist man schnell in einer anderen Welt.
Don Quixote (oder Quijote) beschäftigt sich jahrelang sehr intensiv mit Büchern und Relikten von Rittern im Mittelalter. Mit der Zeit nimmt es ihm ganz den Ärmel rein. Er sattelt Rosinante, sein Pferd und heuert Sancho Panza als Schildknappen an. Don Quixote ist selbst zum 'Ritter von der traurigen Gestalt' geworden. Ein Abenteuer nach dem andern bestreitet e
Brian Eshleman
Oct 26, 2016 Brian Eshleman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I probably don't bring a five-star palette to this work that so many others have found unsurpassed, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. I counsel college students, and I also recently read Stroke of Insight on the effectiveness of an empathetic approach to treating mental impairment, so readers of my reviews will forgive me if I take the hammer of my perspective and find nails even in a timeless work that has much to say beyond my frame of reference.

I find the gracious way in which the author and the
Apr 01, 2013 Diana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, colegio, espaňol
"Has de saber, Sancho, que todas estas desdichas que nos suceden son seňales de que pronto nuestras cosas van a ir mejor; porque no es posible que el mal ni el bien sean durables. Y así, como el mal ha durado mucho, el bien está ya cerca"

"Donde una puerta se cierra, otra se abre"

Guillermo Arredondo
Nunca me había reído tanto con un libro... A parte de ser una obra clásica, para mí ha sido una de las mejores novelas cómicas que he leído.
أحمد شاكر
عمل رائع في سياقه التاريخي. وملهم.
Nov 26, 2015 Kadircan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Geçtiğimiz günlerde kaybettiğimiz değerli kalem ustası Çetin Altan, bir yazının iyi bir yazı olarak nitelendirilebilmesi için yazıldığı tarihten 100 yıl sonra da okunabiliyor olması gerektiğini vurgulardı sık sık.. Elimizdeki bu eser ise, tam 400 yıl öncesinden sesleniyor bizlere. Zamana ve zamanla birlikte sürekli yeniden şekillenen toplumsal beklentilere meydan okuyarak bugünlere kadar ulaşabilmiş bu eser, klasik olmanın da ötesinde, nadide bir tarihi eser olarak nitelendirilmeyi hakediyor. Ya ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Ignacio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of readers seem to lose interest by the end of the First Part of Don Quixote and I’m not sure how many make it through the Second Part. It can be very challenging to try to read the whole book through. Personally, I prefer to treat them as separate novels, not so much as parts (like the books of, say, the Lord of the Rings) but more like the relation between The Hobbit and LOTR. I just finished rereading the First Part and plan to wait at least six months or a year before I reread the Seco ...more
May 09, 2013 Monier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لم أتوقع ان يكون هناك أدب بهذه الجودة ولهذا اللون الساخر في تلك العصور الظلامية
عندما بدأت في قراءة الرواية انتبهت الي انها كانت في عصر محاكم التفتيش وكنت قد انتهيت قريباً من رواية ثلاتية غرناطة فذكرى محاكم التفتيش كانت حاضرة في خيالي
الرواية تناولت السخرية من قصص الفروسية كما اوضح المترجم في بداية الجزء الاول
لكني لا أوافقه في هذا

أعتقد ان الكاتب حاول ايراد كل القيم المثاليةالتي تتعلق باخلاق الفرسان ووضعها في اطار هزلي للتشويق واثارة القارئ
مع العديد من الاسقاطات والتركيز على نقاط هامة ابتلي به
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel.

It is assumed that Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del
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“I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.” 209 likes
“I want you to see me naked and performing one or two dozen mad acts, which will take me less than half an hour, because if you have seen them with your own eyes, you can safely swear to any others you might wish to add.” 19 likes
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