"Don Quixote Around the Globe: Perceptions and Interpretations," edited by Slav N. Gratchev and Howard Mancing.
Don Quixote was the first novel ever to gain a virtually immediate international reception: within a year of its publication in 1605 it was being read in multiple countries on two continents. Shortly after that, translations, plays, and works of fiction adapting, or re-accentuating, the character were published and staged throughout Europe. Cervantes’s novel has thus generated perhaps the most interesting and varied history of reception, interpretation, and re-accentuation of any work of literature ever written. The character of Don Quixote is undoubtedly the most easily recognized literary character ever created. He is, as we have previously written, the greatest literary hero of all time. We offer here a dozen essays on the perception and interpretation of Don Quixote around the world by an international group of outstanding scholars. -From the introduction.
Here are the contents:
Introduction / Howard Mancing and Slav N. Gratchev
Part I. Don Quixote in the English-speaking World
1. Don Quixote in Great Britain / Pedro Javier Pardo
2. Don Quixote in the Early Years of the United States / Howard Mancing
3. Don Quixote in the Cold War United States / William P. Childers
Part II. Don Quixote in Europe
4. Don Quixote in Germany: Carnival and Politics in Heinrich Heine’s and Tony Johannot’s Interpretations of Don Quixote / Rachel Schmidt
5. Don Quixote in Bulgaria / Margarita Marinova
Part III. Don Quixote in Latin America
6. Don Quixote in Argentina / Victoria Ríos Castaño
7. Don Quixote in Brazil / Rogelio Miñana
8. Don Quixote in Cuba / Ricardo Castells
Part IV. Don Quixote Around the World
9. Don Quixote in Russia / Slav N. Gratchev
10. Don Quixote in Bangladesh and India / Mashrur Shahid Hossain
11. Don Quixote in Hebrew and Israel / Ruth Fine
12. Don Quixote in Japan / Yumi Tanaka
Afterword / Edward Friedman
Printed in color. Paperback.
ISBN 978-1-58871-354-4 (PB) $60