Miguel de Cervantes

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The True Don Quixote review – Tim Blake Nelson tilts at whimsy in Cervantes update
The Coen brothers regular plays a delusional ex-librarian who goes questing on a motorbike and sidecar in this good-natured retelling of the classic adventure

Leslie Felperin

27, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Chinese Don Quixote is translated into Spanish after 100 years
Lin Shu’s forgotten 1922 text, The Story of the Enchanted Knight – with a less deluded Don Quixote – in edition for China and Spain

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 genre-twisting novels | Alan Trotter
From Cervantes’ warping of chivalric romance to Flann O’Brien’s narrative games, novelist Alan Trotter picks his favourite convention-smashing tales

Alan Trotter

13, Feb, 2019 @11:48 AM

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote review – Terry Gilliam's epic journey finds a joyous end
After a three-decade production ordeal Gilliam has delivered a sun-baked fable of money, madness and the movie business – and done so with trademark infectious charm

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2018 @4:34 PM

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Spanish publisher subverts court gag by using Don Quixote to recreate banned book
Finding Fariña website allows access to exposé of drug trafficking in Galicia while author, Nacho Carretero, and publisher face legal action

Alison Flood

21, Mar, 2018 @3:01 PM

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Lost in La Mancha's Jean Rochefort, veteran French actor, dies at 87
Rochefort, who scored a major international success in The Hairdresser’s Husband, was also cast as Don Quixote in Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated Cervantes adaptation

Staff and agencies

09, Oct, 2017 @12:34 PM

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Divided times: how literature teaches us to understand 'the other'
In an era of fear and division, fiction plays a vital role in dramatising difference and encouraging empathy

Amanda Michalopoulou

02, Dec, 2016 @11:00 AM

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It’s all for love as Spain’s Barbara Cartland finally gets a chance to woo British readers
Corín Tellado is famed throughout the Spanish-speaking world for her light romance novellas

Sam Jones in Madrid

06, Nov, 2016 @12:05 AM

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As Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote stalls again, Disney plans rival movie
Screenwriter Billy Ray reportedly working on adaptation of classic novel about the delusional, romantic knight

Andrew Pulver

14, Oct, 2016 @9:42 AM

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Don Quixote review – the Bolshoi puts its best foot forward
Strutting matadors, fiery senoritas and outstanding soloists show the company at its virtuoso best

Sarah Crompton

31, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Pigs and Dogs review – a quick shot at homophobia
Caryl Churchill takes just 15 minutes to skewer intolerance in Africa with a challenge to both prejudice and the conventions of political theatre

Susannah Clapp

31, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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