GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
Section: 001 Great Books in World Literature: Don Quixote
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote appeared in 1605 and was so successful it spawned a fake sequel, and then a real one, by Cervantes, in 1615. And it’s been inspiring people ever since (google “quixotic” and start counting the hits, if you have the time!). In this class, we’ll sample just some of Quixote’s progeny — novels, films, and even retail outlets from around the world.

In addition to Don Quixote itself, reading will include:

  • Paul Auster, City of Glass
  • George Luis Borges, Ficciones
  • R.K. Narayan, Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Films will include some of the following: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Man of La Mancha, The Saragossa Manuscript, Lost in La Mancha

Course Requirements:

Workload: regular short writing assignments, midterm & finals exams.

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GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24581
Open
8
 
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27437
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27438
Open
4
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27439
Open
4
 
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WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780965495264
Don Quixote, Author: Miguel de Cervantes ; a new translation by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Harold Bloom., Publisher: Ecco 1st ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780312423605
City of glass : the graphic novel, Author: Auster, Paul., Publisher: Picador 2004
Required
ISBN: 0226568229
The Mahabharata : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic, Author: by R. K. Narayan, Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press University 2000
Required
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