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  1. says:

    050218 it has been years decades since first read trans smollett but it is not likely i would forget this comic epic and though i have a recent approved one grossman i have to read i keep finding other books to read then i saw this amazed he cut it down edited it so far yet retained much of the plot characters comic and tragic aspects i recall i understand how cervantes can occupy similar place in spanish literature as shakespeare does in english i know book 2 has even postmodernismmeta before there was modernism but i still prefer book 1 in which don uixote is simply deluded rather than elaborately deceived and here is to hoping there is a little bit of the sorry faced knight in all of us as there is the naive but loyal fool in sancho panza

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    I got interested in reading Don uixote because of this Radiolab piece about Cervantes being the first author to employ metafiction I love metafiction and unreliable narrators but was I ready to commit to reading a bookstop of a 16th century book that may not even have a good translation? I wavered about it but then I found this graphic novel adaptation and I think I made the right choice Davis seems to adhere to both the story and the meta story and uses whimsical vibrant and beautiful watercolors to depict this zany screwball tale I realized that there was probably a reason Cervantes took so long to write his Part II because it definitely feels like the kind of trying too hard pale imitation of success that movie seuels often have today But I'm so glad I got to finally experience this classic and in such a delightful way Recommended

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    I've wanted for years to read the prose novel original in translation but alas I am a slow reader with a very long to read list When I saw there was a graphic version I tried to put it on hold through the public library system but it wasn't there yet A few months later a few copies had arrived I put one on hold and before I knew it I was holding this hefty beautifully designed artifactThe cover is black with white and blue text white on the back and blue on the front and spine and at the center of the front cover is a framed by black image of our beloved Knight of the Sorry Face riding his horse and ready for action His horse looks less enthusiastic than he does and the angle of the image sets the two modes in wonderful and gloomy conflict This design speaks to the multiple entangled layers of representation Cartoonish comedy and seriously slapstick commentary Passion for ideals of heroism and the misery of having no ideals or knowing that you are headed for a poorly chosen battle there is no way to come out of unscathed There are stories within stories within stories in this tale and each character is set in some relationship to Don uixote either trying to disabuse him of his chivalric notions or trying to bring him deeper into that world to ultimately 'rescue' him from it or to be entertained by this famous hapless engaged and engaging persona Don uixote may be a fool but he may also be the wisest man of all His fantasies are powerful They have a lot of real life conseuences and perhaps make real life look a bit like a fairytale Except that just when 'real life' starts to look like a fairytale Don uixote messes that up too The relationships between fictions and realities dissolve into each other because he refuses to put down his lance and er wash basin?This book had me laughing out loud from the start and the comedy at times became a bit painful because of its sheer brilliance and also its sadness For this is a book in which everything is so worrisome it's funny and most things are so funny they're worrisome The mazes of intertextuality can start to feel like big spiderwebs and the virtuosic absurdity can be heart breaking Here is a little interview with Davis with an excerpt from the book I can't compare it to the prose Don uixote but I do recommend it to those who enjoy graphic adaptationshttpwwwselfmadeherocomnews2013

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    While not truly a thorough adaptation of Cervantes’ masterpiece this book is nonetheless a tour de force and as much as I can gather a pretty fair representation of the original While my familiarity with Don uixote extends only to the excerpts I was exposed to in grade school Man of La Mancha and other spin offs I’m pretty satisfied with how Davis has filled in the gaps in my cultural literacy For those who won’t read past the first paragraph of this review suffice it to say that I found Rob Davis’ efforts to be a readable stand in for Cliff’s Notes Adults should enjoy it I did but while initially intrigued by the comics format the inherently episodic nature of the narrative could not hold the attention of my kids Of course that’s an ironic conseuence of Davis’ trying to remain faithful to the 1605 1615 originals not a fault of his artistry or editorial choicesFor the sake of the remainder of this review let’s assume that Davis did Cervantes a solid and his graphic novel is the genuine item containing a reasonable translation of the ridiculous adventures of the dotty knight errant and his doughty suire tilting at windmills picking fights with noncombatants especially at weddings histing to the sorry tales of fellow travelers and or less rambling around the Spanish countryside That being the case what is there to say about Cervantes’ work? To begin with the structure shares much in common with early oral history spoof compilations like the Decameron or The Canterbury Tales each consist of lengthy strings of picaresue pearls loosely hung on a metafictional strand However Cervantes’ frame story is far recursive than either of these two precursors Don uixote’s adventures are the fantasies of a madman Alonso uexana as independently recorded and published by a moor Cide Hamete Benengeli popularized in Spain via the efforts of an anonymous Spanish translator commissioned by the author Cervantes and incorporating the commentary of a contemporary scholar Samson Carrasco This intricate narrative nesting is additionally complicated by the interaction of each of these pseudonymous personae with the characters and action of the book Cervantes interjects occasionally from a local jail thereby further undermining his authorial credibility to say nothing of the de facto complicating distancing that arises from translation of the work into English and the idiom of comics As can be seen from the following set of panels excerpted from page 291 the frame is a foreground feature of the book; Cervantes explicitly and repeatedly calls our attention to it So unlike Boccaccio or Chaucer the author is not merely using the frame of oral tradition as an exculpatory narrative device or dodge he’s establishing it as a core theme of his novel Through the stories we tell we make and modify our reality On the penultimate page Cervantes issues a valedictory to his readers I exist only to tell this story and it’s because of this story that I exist Should you return to the book in this or any other publication by that I mean one that is concerned with the truth regarding the adventures of Don uixote as told by Cide Hamete Benengeli you will find me here saying much the same things in much the same way Which of us lives within the book it’s hard to say Is it Don uixote Sancho Panza you or I who truly live in these pages? Hall of mirrors sanity roll Which is to say that Don uixote should be read as a multifaceted satire on medieval picaresue romances of course but also on the credibility and validity of oral tradition recorded history and our conceptions of reality and rectitudeAnother thing worth mentioning here is the stylistic distinctions between Books One and Two Don uixote is split into two sections Davis or maybe Cervantes tells us that despite the popularity of the original 10 years separated the two works In the intervening decade some competitor published a defamatory knock off seuel In Book Two Cervantes is not just returning to the well to continue or repeat his initial accomplishment but to elaborate and distinguish it from impostorsBooks One and Two complement yet are distinct from one another as day is to night That’s literally as in the respective times of day when most of uixote’s misadventures occur Book Two is the darkness to Book One’s light Where the mad knight earns our sympathy in Book One as a lovable loser Book Two’s series of pyrrhic victories render him an object of pity Where Book One showcases La Mancha’s persistent if misplaced nobility in helping the oppressed such as criminals intended for servitude Book Two shames uixote and Panza in granting their expressed desire for aristocratic favors Book One asks whether fantasy is superior to reality as living fantastically entails heavy physical conseuences Book Two answers that from the standpoint of mental health fantasy is clearly superior to reality Ultimately stripping away the fantasy is fatal; the hero’s humiliating shift from experiencing the adulation of an affectionate amused audience to suffering the laughter of a jeering crowd is what kills him Kill the spirit kill the person The similarity in content but difference in tone between the two books shows the narrowness of the margin between farce and tragedyHowever you would be wrong to read this analysis and see heavy handedness in Cervantes’ or Davis’ or “Benengeli’s” approach The author is deliberately ambiguous about his message As uixote gives way to uexana he repents he renounces his prior devotion to delusion He and his friendsprotectors each present strong counterarguments in favor of maintaining perspective moderation lucidity Cervantes ultimately refuses to definitively resolve the dilemmas he presents craftily promising us that they will remain for us to grapple with anew each and every time we revisit Don uixote’s worldAbout Davis’ chosen artistic techniue deliberately sketchy line reminiscent of Picasso clever mood driven coloring preference for comic onomotopoetics to visualizing beatings I’ll simply point to the author’s own fascinating discussion of his methodology and the online examples of his work In lieu of an extended parsing of Davis' visuals I’ll conclude my review with an afterthought about adapting Don uixote I mentioned Man of La Mancha earlier If Davis does justice to Cervantes’ original creation you’ve got to hand it to Dale Wasserman Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion for their damned brilliant musicalization of the story They didn’t just compress the work into a coherent stage production they improved upon it through a myriad of subtle structural changes creating a single throughline with compelling character arcs while retaining the most memorable episodes characters and even the prison based narrative frameFor example the pathos that sees jailhouse prostititute Aldonza’s transformation into Dulcinea which must be a compression of disparate characters as Aldonza does not appear in the graphic novel; rather Dulcinea is presented as a near anonymous Dorotea del Toboso in Cervantes is not only the stuff of strong drama but draws out integral themes of the book In a cruel world a strong persona is the best defense “Blows and abuse I can take and give back againtenderness I cannot bear” Recent research has argued that people suffering from depression tend to have a much accurate self perception and awareness of the world around them Ignorance truly is bliss What to make of the possibility we live in a world in which happiness and reality are in opposition to one another? That way lies madness As Cervantes leaves off “Is it Don uixote Sancho Panza you or I who truly live in these pages? I don’t know Anyway until next time Adieu”

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    Don uixote is on my someday I will get around to reading this book list but it is a really long and b from the beginning of the 1600s and so I know reading it is not a minor undertaking In the meantime I decided I'd at least learn the plot of the novel by reading this graphic novel version which turned out to be a lot of funI can't compare the graphic novel to the original to know how much was changed or left out but it definitely covered a lot of ground in its 300 pages and gave me a good sense of the storyline of Don uixote including lots of side stories the characters tell to amuse or impress each other and the meta story of Cervantes insisting that he is not the author of a fictional tale but the adaptor of a history that had been written in Arabic The artwork feels simple and cartoonish in the way it exaggerates people's physical features but is actually uite detailed The art style is very well matched to the narrative style with its blend of serious self importance and barely hidden humor I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel version It's not a replacement for reading the actual novel but I definitely know about Don uixote now and still hope to read the novel at some point

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    “The Complete Don uixote” written by Miguel de Cervantes adapted by Gerald J Davis This fictional story takes place in central Spain than 400 years ago It follows the “deeds” of a broken old man that goes by Don uixote deranged by tales of chivalry and his dunce of a suire Sancho This book has many misadventures that include everything from Don fighting windmills to reuniting lost lovers I Rated this 4 stars because it is a pretty good book The story can be boring at times but there are many entertaining parts then boring The art style is very eye catching and portrays the emotion very wellThe illustrator also did a very good job with the landscapeThe humor is ok at best Sometimes it can be funny but the humor mostly consists of physical humor Which I personally don't find funny The character development for don and Sancho is very good but I wish there had been development for some of the side characters I like how characters from earlier in the story that seems unimportant will come back later and become an important part of the story The book definitely has parts that are memorable than others I seem to remember the beginning and end than the central part of the book The book “The Complete Don uixote” is an interesting read The setting is interesting and has illustrations that really portrays it better It has many jokes and gags to keep the reader entertained I’d recommend this book to someone that has 3 or 4 hours to spare and to readers that enjoy physical humor I’m very glad that my teacher recommended me this story because it was very interesting

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    Well Done

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    SLJ reviewCERVANTES Miguel The Complete Don uixote 288p SelfMadeHero 2013 Tr 2750 ISBN 978 1 906838 65 2AdultHigh School Like Moby Dick or War and Peace Cervantes’s The Ingenious Gentleman Don uixote of la Mancha is a novel known by reputation than for its actual text And while all three novels are still eminently readable for teens and adults alike their length and high cultural status mark them as too intimidating for most So Rob Davis’s graphic adaptation of Cervantes is welcome both as a possible entry for readers interested in the original and as an exciting graphic novel in its own right Davis manages to maintain virtually all of the main plot structure and humorous underpinnings of Cervantes while using the graphic format to layer on even jokes for instance adding yet another level of metafictional trappings to an already deeply self referential work and freely varying his illustration style to highlighting the comedy of the constant interruptions from characters telling chivalrous stories And indeed the artwork throughout is magnificent focusing primarily on detailed but caricatured faces and making great use of deep tinting to differentiate place time and tone Teens who have only vaguely heard of Don uixote will delight in what remains a paradoxically modern tale and those who have ventured into Cervantes’s text may find a whole new appreciation for aspects of the original Mark Flowers John F Kennedy Library Vallejo CAhttpblogssljcomadult4teen2013

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    This book is a total delight Don uixote is a book I've been wanting to read for years Then I read a review in the Times Literary Supplement of this version which is a graphic novel absolutely true to Cervantes' amazing story which he wrote from jail in Seville in 1605 This adaptation published in 2013 was written and illustrated by Rob Davis a British guy who clearly is most clever and perceptive himself Most everyone knows the surface story of the deluded Don uixote and his faithful suire Sancho Panza as they tear about Spain tilting at windmills and trying to bring back days of knighthood chivalry where every woman needs rescuing and magic is abroad in the world What I hadn't appreciated is that there are stories within that story and a meta story above it I think if I knew about Spanish history I'd see the parts where Cervantes was doing a Jonathan Swiftian critiue of contemporary politics and human fallibility The dialog and the illustrations are truly wonderful and the story itself is meaty and funny and sad and just so so human This edition contains both volumes There is one out there that is just Volume One You need both volumes to get Cervantes' whole point I bought the book at Foyles in London

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    The story of Don uixote is fantastic It's funny meta smart imaginative and lovable this version is wonderful I've read an entire translation and even though it's such a great story the full translation can be exhausting This is not at all exhausting and keeps your attention throughoutThe art in this book is pitch perfect for the story The characters have slightly exaggerated features that jump off the page in a way that makes them seem like detailed drawings of Picasso's famous silhouette painting It maintains a simplicity that allows for the story to flow without unnecessary detail being a distraction Perhaps the best aspect of this volume is the emotion it conveys The simple line work gets across the characters' feelings in a smooth manner that at times will fill the reader's heart with joy and laughter and other times with pity and sadnessSpoiler alert The very last page has an almost daydream like drawing off Don uixote and Sancho Panza walking away from the page in what may be the greatest image of the two i e ever seen sorry Picasso If you read the entire story and pay attention to the characters interactions and expressions the last page will without a doubt excite you This is art Read it

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The Complete Don uixote


E Alternative Die Graphic Novel von Rob Davis hält sich eng an die Vorlage von Miguel de Cervantes Kapitel für Kapitel wird die Geschichte des Adligen Alonso uexana erzählt der zu viele Ritterromane gelesen hat Fortan nennt er s While not truly a thorough adaptation of Cervantes’ masterpiece this book is nonetheless a tour

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Don uixote ist Weltliteratur Jeder kennt den Ritter von der traurigen Gestalt und seinen Gefolgsmann Sancho Panza Wer den Klassiker schon immer einmal lesen wollte aufgrund des Seitenumfangs aber gezögert hat der bekommt jetzt ein 050218 it has been years decades since first read trans smollett but it is not likely i would for


Ich Don uixote de la Mancha Auf seinem treuen Pferd Rosinante zieht er aus in ein witziges sympathisches und verrücktes Abenteuer „Als wäre dieser Roman nicht 400 Jahre alt sondern funkelnagelneu“ The Times Literary Supplemen SLJ reviewCERVANTES Miguel The Complete Don uixote 288p SelfMadeHero 2013 Tr 2750 ISBN 978 1 9068

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