links for 2009-01-22

  • "Four translations of the first part of Chapter 8 in Volume 1 of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1605)."
    (tags: books)
  • "Certainly it is one of the few books a genuinely international critic would dare to group with 'The Dream of the Red Chamber' or 'The Tale of Genji' or 'The Mahabharata'. It epitomizes the spiritual world of European man at mid-career as 'The Odyssey' and 'The Iliad' do at his beginnings and as 'The Brothers Karamazov' does in his decline. . . . Don Quixote starts on his quest with his head full of phantasm. What he finds is his own identity, but he finds it in communion with others."
    (tags: books reviews)