Miguel de Cervantes

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ copy of Don Quixote fetches €500,000 at auction
Total of €900,000 paid for Cervantes’ works that a diplomat bought on a shopping trip to London in 1930s

Sam Jones in Madrid

14, Dec, 2022 @5:26 PM

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‘Miracle find’: rare Don Quixote and short stories could sell for €900k
Sotheby’s describes 17th-century Cervantes editions as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for collectors

Sam Jones in Madrid

06, Oct, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire review – the knight-errant mounts a mobility scooter
Dundee Rep
This modern-day take on Cervantes’ classic novel follows the ageing Donald who has had enough of daytime television, tea and biscuits

Mark Fisher

06, Oct, 2022 @10:36 AM

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‘First modern novel – oldest language’: Sanskrit translation of Don Quixote rescued from oblivion
Translated by two Kashmiri pandits from an C18th English translation in the 1930s, unique work lay forgotten in a Harvard University library

Sam Jones in Madrid

06, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lost in La Mancha review – landmark doc of Terry Gilliam’s cinematic nightmare
Gilliam’s epic travails filming Don Quixote are well worth seeing again – and should be on the syllabus at every film school

Peter Bradshaw

13, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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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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