Don Quixote: A Manual for Madness

Cervantes’s Don Quixote is about a man who engineers his own reality. Inspired by his excessive reading, Alonso Quixano wakes up one day and decides to become a character in his very own tale of chivalry. He creates a makeshift suit of armor, mounts his pony, and declares himself Don Quixote de La Mancha. He became, in the words of his critics, a ‘living anachronism’, a ‘madman’, and the laughing stock of Cervantes’s satire.

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’