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Don Quixote - Greensburg Campus

This LibGuide will assist students enrolled in Dr. Stacey Triplette's ENGLIT 0070 - Cervantes in English.

Cervantes in English

Miguel de CervantesCatalog description: "Cervantes’ Don Quixote is, without question, the most influential literary work written in the Spanish language. This course uses a modern English translation of Cervantes, and all readings, assignments, and discussions are in English. Class sessions will situate Don Quixote in its historical and global context and identify twenty-first century instances of quixotism and neo-chivalric romance."

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Portrait: Miguel de Cervantes

Manifestations of Don Quixote

Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho PanzaDon Quixote

On the left, Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza, 1863 by Gustave Dore and on the right, Don Quixote by Pablo Picasso, 1955. Source: Wikipedia. org

The Original Version vs Today's Translation

Title page of 1605 first edition2003 cover

Title page of first edition, 1605. Originally Don Quixote was part of "El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote De la Mancha" (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha). Compare this to the new 2003 translation by Edith Grossman which is available at most Pitt libraries.

The Research Process

Here are some points to consider when developing your paper on Don Quixote:

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject.
  • Search PittCat and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.