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Don Quixote

Apparently there is a new translation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote out. This review by Carlos Fuentes (whose judgments in the past have not been necessarily perfect, I should mention) ruminates on some interesting points, inlcuding whether or not Don Quixote is the first modern novel. Fuentes says yes "because of the different languages spoken in it," and "an encounter of genres and a refusal of purity." Well, I don’t know about that, but DQ is a good book and may be worth re-reading in this new form.

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