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A Week in Literary History

September 29th, 2002

Spanish satirist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quixote, 1605-1615) is born in Alcalá de Henares, Crown of Castile, in 1547.

Miguel de Cervantes, b. September 29, 1547, d. April 23, 1616

cervantespainting.jpgCervantes is often called the first “novelist,” but whether his works are novels or satires or something else, he remains one of the most influential writers in history. A nation of writers (Great Britain) emulated him in one way or another for several centuries, and his famous knight has become a universal symbol of romanticism and futility, with a tinge of nobility.

Suggested Reading Don Quixote, 1605-1615. Novelas Ejemplares, 1613.

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