Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31: What "Don Quixote" Really Slew (Vol. 14, pp. 60-67)

How totally nuts was the Man of La Mancha? This introduction to Cervantes' eccentric and not quite all there amateur knight has our hero convinced that windmills are giant beasts to be slain.

This book, written in 1805, is generally considered to be the first modern novel and a satire of the tales of chivalry so popular in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, it fits the rubric of a classic — a book everyone praises and few read.

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