Saturday, September 19, 2009

September 19: Humor That Survived Slavery (Vol. 14, pp. 48-54)

Cervantes was ransomed from slavery on this day in 1580. Held as a Moorish slave for five years, he was subjected to torture on an almost daily basis. To have survived that experience and still be able to write a novel like "Don Quixote" seems unimaginable.

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