Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy


I've mentioned before how much I enjoy The Writer's Almanac.


Here is an excerpt from today's offering.  The book Don Quixote is on my list to read.   

"At 65, Miguel de Cervantes finally hit his creative stride, releasing his Novelas Ejemplares, a collection of 12 short tales, credited as the invention of the Spanish short story. Next came his poem Viaje del Parnasso (1614), and Ocho Comedias y Ocho Entremeses (1615), and after promising it for almost a decade, the second part of Don Quixote (1615). The complete book is now regarded as the first modern Western novel and one of the greatest works of fiction. William Faulkner told an interviewer that he read it every year, "as many do the Bible.""

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