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L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte De La Manche: Tome 1, Chapitres 1 à 32 (French Edition)

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Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter.

The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor
415 pages
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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
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 فصل، في حين أن الثاني أكبر منه بكثير...
على كل خاتمة العمل جيدة، وجعلتني أسحب الجزء الثاني مباشرة، غم أني كنت أنوي
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
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.
Julie Bell
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.
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
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
"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"

أحمد شاكر
عمل رائع في سياقه التاريخي. وملهم.
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
Book one done!

That was such an undertaking that I don't know how to summarize the experience. Parts of the book are startlingly modern, self-aware and wry. Parts are a bit tedious. (Could they run into yet another 'most beautiful girl ever with a rich father unsure who she should marry'? Sometimes my comprehension slowed down to misery, looking up every word on the page until I gave up in frustration. Other times I felt I was really reading this, you know? It got better as I went along and I lo
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
Kesken jäi, 250 sivun jälkeen. Olisin ehkä vielä malttanut lukea pidemmälle, mutta kun ystäväni kertoi, ettei se siitä miksikään kehity, päätin että saa riittää. Tiedän nyt mistä on kyse, ja voin palata tarinan pariin, jos joskus siltä tuntuu. Ihan mukavasti etenevää tekstiä, mutta kaikki seikkailut ovat niin samankaltaisia, että alkoi kyllästyttää.

Kiinnostavaa oli lukea kuuluisasta tuulimyllytaistelusta. Sanonta "taistella tuulimyllyjä vastaan" tarkoittaa meistä useimmille (tekemäni laajan, noi
Me lo leí para el colegio. Nada más que añadir.
This is a review for the first part of the original Spanish edition of Don Quijote de la Mancha. Miguel Cervantes wrote Part 1, ended it, and published it. The second part did not come until ten years later, after the success of the first one and--apparently--to correct someone else’s unauthorized continuation of Don Quijote’s adventures. Therefore, I’m treating this as its own story and will eventually read the sequel and give it a unique review. This may seem rather hairsplitting on my part, b ...more
One of the BEST books. Part 1 is just so so full of humor.
A work of art. I read this in it's original Spanish.
I wish all Spanish speakers would read this epic novel.
Naiya Stewart
Don Quixote is such an adventurous fiction book. Quixote whose real name is Alfonso has a wild imagination. His dream is to be a knight. On his journey to strive for the position of a knight, he pretends to kill giants , save beautiful women and fight other knights. This book is perfect for a show and tell and also bedtime stories for kids.
Pedro Zambarda
Cervantes writes a lot about a intelectual anti-hero without any logic in the Spain. Quixote is a misunderstood character all the time, by everyone. And he also misunderstood everyone, since the very begining.
Is it wrong that I can only see this as a version of Monty Python in my head?
Christ on a crutch, this book is hard to read in Spanish...
Witold Banasik
Jan 21, 2015 Witold Banasik rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all intelligent creatures
Recommended to Witold by: my father dozens of years ago
One of the most important books on the planet Earth. Along with Homeric Illiad and Shakespearan's Hamlet, Otello and King Lear this is just a must to read. The long and winding uphill road and down-of-all-slopes trip to imaginative intuitive and never to catch destination. Fighting a loosing battle with evil people and all the surrounding unpleasant world, always ready to fight for all creatures that willy nilly want or do not want his aid and help. Wonderful man- the poetic knight of fabulous, ...more
Vale, hay una razón para ponerle solo una estrella a esta primera parte.

Cervantes, al grano, por favor: de acuerdo que sabes escribir de PM todo tipo de novelas. Pero heeeey, para el caaarro, no hace falta que lo demuestres y conviertas la mitad del libro en un culebrón al más puro estilo de las novelas de sobremesa de Antena 3. Aunque más aventura tiene, eso seguro.

Del otro motivo por el que no me ha gustado (ajeno a la nota) el libro en sí no tiene la culpa, sino el sistema educativo. Sí, yo
Angy Landy
i feel certain that somewhere, somehow, Don Quixote belongs on the classics list. i appreciate that the author took such an unbearable series of misfortunes to the reader in an era where it was probably looked upon as nonsense and tossed aside...or possibly it was a fascinating read in it's time.
after the first 50 pages i had to force myself to continue - after all, maybe it was just a slow start. after 100 pages, i realized that the senseless repetitive monologues that lasted three and four pa
Oct 10, 2010 Donna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of classics
Recommended to Donna by: myself
Well, that's me finished Part 1, I'm going to hold off a bit before embarking upon Part 2 - I've had all the knight errant I can take for a wee while.
'Don Quixote' is a work of literature that deserves the place it holds in the literary world. It's extremely well-written and at times highly amusing. Although Cervantes style of writing is dated, it's still very much understandable (unlike his English contemporary, Shakespeare) as it's written in prose.
The character of Don Quixote is a psychologis
Don Quixote de la Mancha (translated by Walter Starkie) 1052 pages
Part I 1605
Part II 1615

Read September & October, 2010, audio reading by David Case.

“Don Quixote” is one of the earliest novels in the world, the first of which relates the quests of Alonso Quixano, a retired tall & thin country gentleman nearing 50, who has become obsessed with books about chivalry, and a fat & squat village friend named Sancho Panza, whom he hires to become his knight’s squire. The second part, p
Deservedly a classic of world literature, Don Quixote is many things--a farce, a comedy, an adventure, a tragedy, a metaphor for the human condition...

Much of the humor still holds up after all this time--particularly the low comedy, like slapstick humor (the book also has its share of more subtle satire and situational comedy, some of which I'm sure was lost on me). To fully appreciate it, though, you need to have some understanding of the kind of book Cervantes was parodying--the medieval chiv
Javer Hernandez
A work of art. The author MIguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote what has come to be categorize as the best novel of all times. The many themes used in the novel take the reader to a world of fantasy and realistic events at the same time while maintaing the main theme of the plot. The characters become so realistic and representative of society in the 1600s. Here we have a gentleman , a knight, who sets to live some of the the stories he has read on books. It is a journey that takes him many enchant ...more
Gabriel Martins
Este primeiro volume foi publicado em 1605 com o título de "O Engenhoso Fidalgo Dom Quixote de La Mancha". A sua importância na História da literatura é amplamente conhecida, sendo considerado não só a obra-prima de Cervantes como a obra mais importante e influente da literatura espanhola. Já foi também votado como o melhor livro de sempre por um grupo de 100 escritores originários de 54 países diferentes em 2002 [].

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus Don Quixote is often considered 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 Rey.

In 1569, Cervantes
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“Je cherche dans la mort la vie,
Dans la prison la liberté,
La santé dans la maladie,
Dans le traître la loyauté.
Mais mon infortune est si grande
Que le destin impatienté,
Si l'impossible je demande,
M'a le possible refusé.”
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