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>Produces what is arguably the greatest work of western literature, and definitely the most well known
>Never makes anything of significance ever again
How and why?

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>>11981406
I've read all but Recognitions and Women and Men and would pretty much echo this statement. I don't think 2666 deserves to be on this list -- not because it isn't great, it is -- but because it's a translation and both its "difficulty" and "quality" are pretty much unknowable to the English reader in a tangible way.

My Spanish isn't bad, but it isn't good enough. I read Latin at an advanced level, ancient Greek fine with a dictionary, and French fine with a dictionary. I only mention this to point out that I think about translating a great deal, and conflating a translation with an original text does great disservice to both. I read N Wimmer's 2666 and Savage Detectives, and both really were wonderful novels that I want to read in the original. Just, pretending like we could judge the aesthetic power / quality / difficulty of an original based on a translation is pretty disingenuous.

(pic related: am trying to read the Quixote in Spanish right now)

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The Road
The Savage tales of Solomon Kane
Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

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>>10553049
>Best Ending
Don Quixote

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>tfw when i want to sleep every time i read
what do

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>>8795847
>Don Quixote and Rocinante looking that unambiguously regal

Don't let neoclassicists do your artwork kids

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>>8751273
>everything is pointless

This meme is just as groundless as the metanarratives it's supposed to replace. Not knowing the point of something ≠ it being pointless

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This >>8720835
L'art pour l'art is the artist's ivory tower

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What's the best translation of Don Quixote?

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Leí Don Quixote en el año pasado, y quiero leer otro libro en español. ¿Qué debo leer ahora?

(Español no es mi lengua primera; lo siento por mi mal español. Hablé Igbo antes de aprendi español, y no creo nadie aquí saber ese lengua.)

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>>7448564
Well I mentioned in my trips post that I only read excerpts (probably should've said that in OP), but I have never felt so inspired to tear through a novel before, but I definitely just want the best translation, thanks for the input

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>>7348150
I'm not being ironic, Islam is actually pretty based if you're going to the religion thing. Ibn Arabi would chuckle at your question though, since God is everywhere and even though Islam is the purest of religions, love is its own religion that even the idol worshipers held to.

Real talk though:
1) Read a lot of shit from a lot of different ideas and perspectives.
2) Take what makes sense, forget what doesn't.
3) Live your life accordingly without being a fuckhead about it.
4) Get a job
5) Join the union
6) Kill your boss

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I bought the P. A. Motteaux translation of Don Quixote, how bad a mistake did I make?

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What exactly is the deal with the parliament of death scene in Don Quixote? It feels like there's obvious symbolism here, but I'm drawing blanks. Having actors portraying death, angels, demons, political authority, and love seems seems just too easy, but I can't think of what it could possibly mean. Is it just basically 'setting up' Don Quixote and Sancho's conversation about theater being a mirror for humanity or his other point about life being comparable to a play? This book isn't particularly challenging, but I feel like a lot of 'the point' in these kinds of scenes is just going over my head. Every time I think I grasp something, a scene pops up that changes how I think about the book and what it means.

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What is your thoughts on Don Qoixote? Wikipedia says it is "best literary work ever written" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote



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