Miguel de Cervantes
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Miguel de Cervantes is often considered to be the greatest Spanish-language writer of all time, and continues to inspire writers over 400 years after his death. He is best known for his monumental novel Don Quixote, but also wrote novellas, poetry and plays. Cervantes lived and worked during the Spanish Golden Age, an incredibly vibrant and exciting period for culture and the arts, and lived a tumultuous life marked by multiple stints in prison. He took inspiration from his experiences when writing his fiction, resulting in an incredibly rich and varied body of work featuring colourful and memorable characters from all strata of society.
In this book, you will learn about:
• The major cultural and artistic developments of the Spanish Golden Age
• Cervantes’s major works, including Don Quixote and the Novelas ejemplares
• The impact of Cervantes’s writing and his influence on later writers
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