Don Quixote, how do I explain how much joy the privilege reading this work means to me? I ask you to have ‘Patience and shuffle the cards,’ while I explain.
Don Quixote is unique. One of the earliest novels written, it is for me the most inspiring book ever penned.
It has been embraced successfully by every facet of the arts. Opera, ballet, cinema, and novels and it is encompassed in contemporary palimpsest, all drawing on the crafting of this work. The message is timeless.
Cervantes writes of a frustrated man, out of place and time. A man of honour above all else. He tackles questions that were unspeakable in the 1600s.
‘Don Quixote’ addresses questions every writer wrestles with today. It speaks of class distinction, censorship and challenges time honoured beliefs. It tears at the very underpinnings of the fabric of society.
The paradigms created between the incompatible moralities…
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