Saturday, January 30, 2016

LOVE AND REDEMPTION WITH THE LOS ANGELES BALLET


DON QUIXOTE
PABLO PICASSO, 1955Add caption
This week's arts and culture piece begins:

For the lover of literature, there are moments one never forgets. Even now, I can’t quite believe “they” killed certain protagonists: the grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Anne Frank, Christ.

There’s another moment, unique unto itself: the deathbed revelation of “Don Quixote.”

Everyone knows how Cervantes’ story begins: a restless middle-aged hidalgo, steeped in tales of chivalry, leaves the security of home, sets out with his bumbling (yet surprisingly witty) squire Sancho Panza and a broken-down nag named Rocinante, and in an extended fit of madness (or is he mad?) tries to set the injustices of the world straight.

Published in two volumes (1605 and 1615), “Don Quixote” is widely agreed to be a Western classic and regularly appears on lists of the best works of fiction ever written.


READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.


"The pen is the tongue of the brain."
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

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