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37-2 | 2007
Cervantès et la France

Cervantes y Francia
Edited by Jean Canavaggio
Tome 37 (2)
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328 p.
ISBN 978-84-96820-08-1

Since the French translation by César Oudin of the first part of Don Quixote first appeared in 1614, the interest aroused by Cervantes north of the Pyrenees has never faltered. Under the title «Cervantes and France» we have collected seven of the contributions to a meeting that was held at the Casa de Velázquez on 6 and 7 June 2005. These examine firstly translations of Don Quixote, then stage adaptations performed in the 17th and 18th centuries, the free reflection of novelists in the Age of Enlightenment, the admiration that Flaubert felt for Cervantes and his master-work, the influence of imagery, from Lagniet, Coypel and Natoire to Daumier and Doré, the works of academic Hispanists, from Morel-Fatio to Pierre Vilar, and finally, the interpretations proposed by readers hailing from other fields, such as René Girard, Marthe Robert or Michel Foucault, more interested in don Quixote than in Don Quixote – i.e. more attracted by the character than by the novel that bears his name.

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