The Wisdom of Don Quixote: Rethinking the World’s First Novel
Don Quixote is an epic Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, originally published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. In fact, its full title is The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Why do many consider it to be the first—and in the mind of some, the greatest—novel in Western literature? What gives this seventeenth-century masterpiece its enduring appeal, and how do its themes and ideas remain viscerally relevant today? Led by award-winning author and literature professor Joseph Luzzi, we will go deep inside Cervantes’ greatest work as we discover what makes it such a beloved classic worldwide – and even how it came to inspire the Broadway hit Man of La Mancha!
As always, Professor Luzzi doesn’t disappoint! He does an amazing job dissecting Cervantes and getting to the core of who Don Quixote was. His manner, delivery and passion for literature is contagious—wonderful lecture!