man of letters Ilan Stavans believes Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de La
Mancha “invented modern consciousness.” In these lectures, Stavans explores
the work’s impact within Renaissance Spain and discusses Cervantes’ career as a
soldier, tax collector, and failed playwright. Stavans also focuses on the
baroque style and the way Spain has built its national identity around Don
Quixote. With a wealth of insight, these enlightening lectures are
invaluable both for those already passionate about Cervantes’ masterpiece and
for those only about to discover its wonders. Download and start listening now!