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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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Despite a sloppy categorization of Rushdie as “past his peak“ (ignoring the fact of having published the tagged book, which many consider one of his greatest, only 2 years ago) this is an excellent article about the resilience of the print format in a digital age. I vividly recall attending a SRO panel in 2010 about the future of books & e-readers. The presenter expressed surprise at the turnout for the topic:

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Don Quixote | Cervantes

One of my favorites!

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Don Quixote de la Mancha | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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I have to admit, this one is not shaping up to be what I thought it was. The grotesque toilet humor especially surprises me. I‘ve been told that it‘s hilarious and that authors like Charles Dickens read it annually they loved it so much. I mean it‘s funny at times, but..? I understand that Cervantes is poking fun at the traditional tales of knighthood, it‘s just… interesting to see how often vomit and feces are used as punchlines.
Is it just me?😅

BookishMarginalia I find it disturbing and sad, not funny at all. 7mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @BookishMarginalia There are many moments I‘ve felt that too. It certainly doesn‘t come across as the “epic satirical folklore” that others have lead me to believe it was. 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
ravenlee I have tried and failed three times, mostly because of that. 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Maybe this was great in a world before radio & television. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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