EIL 5.5 Cervantes Context

World Literature Module 5.5

Don Quixote

World Literature — Excellence in Literature English 5, 4th edition.Study Guide: World Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 5)

Focus Text: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Tobias Smollet translation, published by Modern Library, with an excellent introduction by Carlos Fuentes.

Honors Text: 

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

NOTE: This is a lengthy, rollicking adventure, and is excellent as an audiobook, especially for auditory students.

Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2r0kNqp

EIL 5.5 Context Resources

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.

Readings

https://www.thomasaquinas.edu/news/don-quixote-and-glory-life-come-why-we-study-cervantes

http://fajardo-acosta.com/worldlit/cervantes/quixote.htm#study_questions

https://libguides.usc.edu/don_quixote

https://www.erasmus.org/index.cfm?itm_name=erasmus-EN

https://tiltingatwindmillsblog.wordpress.com/2007/04/30/historical-timeline-spain-1510-1616/

The Author’s Life

Miguel De Cervantes by Barbara Keevil Parker and Duane F. Parker at Amazon.com

https://www.biography.com/writer/miguel-de-cervantes

Poetry

https://excellence-in-literature.com/lepanto-by-g-k-chesterton

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Lepanto

http://ingber.spanish.sbc.edu/cgi-bin/sonnets.py?activity=get_poem&poem_id=quevedo11

http://ingber.spanish.sbc.edu/cgi-bin/sonnets.py?activity=get_poem&poem_id=gongora12

http://ingber.spanish.sbc.edu/cgi-bin/sonnets.py?activity=get_poem&poem_id=gongora03

Audio

Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2r0kNqp (Recommended)

Volume 1: http://librivox.org/don-quixote-vol-1-by-miguel-de-cervantes-saavedra/ (Amateur)
Volume 2: http://librivox.org/don-quixote-vol-2-by-miguel-de-cervantes-saavedra/

Music


http://classiccat.net/victoria_tl_de/index.htm

http://www.uma.es/victoria/mp3.html

Video

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181212/

https://excellence-in-literature.com/don-quixote-2000-film-clip

Visual Arts

https://excellence-in-literature.com/renaissance-art/

https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.1356.html#works

http://www.diegovelazquez.org

http://cervantes.dh.tamu.edu/veri/Bowle/index.htm

Historical Context

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-medieval-synthesis-and-the-discovery-of-man-by-steven-kreis

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-medieval-synthesis-under-attack-by-steven-kreis

Eyewitness Renaissance by Alison Cole

https://excellence-in-literature.com/history-of-the-renaissance-by-bamber-gascoigne

 


Index of World Literature context link pages

Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links provided for your convenience; full information in footer.

World Literature Texts (recommended editions)

British Lit study guide, and links to focus and honors texts (opens in a new tab at the author’s Everyday Education site)

 

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