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  Miguel de Cervantes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cervantes was the first writer who formed the genuine romance of modern times on the model of the original chivalrous romance that equivocal creation of the genius and the barbarous taste of the Middle Ages.
Cervantes doubtless intended that they should be to the Spaniards nearly what the novels of Boccaccio were to the Italians, some are mere anecdotes, some are romances in miniature, some are serious, some comic, and all are written in a light, smooth, conversational style.
Cervantes includes some of his dramas among those productions with which he was himself most satisfied; and he seems to have regarded them with the greater self-complacency in proportion as they experienced the neglect of the public.This conduct has sometimes been attributed to a spirit of contradiction, and sometimes to vanity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Miguel_de_Cervantes   (6328 words)

Juan Lopez, the tutor of Cervantes was an indefatigable writer of poetry, particularly of romances, and he sought every means of cherishing his pupil's taste for poetic composition.
The latest works of Cervantes were the genuine continuation and completion of Don Quixote, the Journey to Parnassus, which was first published in 1614, and finally the romance of Persiles and Sigismuinda, for which a few days previous to his death, he he wrote a dedicataon to the count of Lemos.
The chief object of the poem is to satirize the false pretenders to the honours of the Spanish.
www.donquixote.com /cervantes.html   (5068 words)

 Walkabout - Cervantes
Located 245 km north of Perth, Cervantes is a pleasant, rather underdeveloped, fishing village and holiday destination with three jetties, a very good motel, a caravan park and a rock lobster processing plant.
Apparently the Cervantes was anchored off Thirsty Point, the promontory which lies to the west of the town and separates Nambung Bay (to the south) from Ronsard Bay in the north, when a gale blew up and the ship was blown ashore on an island to the south of the point.
The island was named Cervantes and, in 1963, it was given to the small township which had sprung up on the mainland.
www.walkabout.com.au /locations/WACervantes.shtml   (740 words)

 ARTSEDGE: Don Quixote: Cervantes' Spain: About Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcalá de Henares in 1547.
Cervantes lived during a historical period when Spain was experiencing its Golden Age and the Reformation was turning Europe into a battleground in which the Turks aggressively fought the Catholic Spaniards for power.
Cervantes was hired as Royal Commissioner of Supplies in 1587 to collect food for the Invincible Armada, beginning his life as a traveling businessman.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /exploring/donq/spain/about_cerv.html   (662 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Cervantes was born in Alcala de Henares, a town 20 miles from Madrid, on September 29, 1547.
Cervantes valiantly fought in the Gulf of Lepanto, an area near Greece.
Cervantes' use of irony came to be admired and Don Quixote came to be seen at times as a comic hero and at others as a tragic hero driven by impossible dreams.
www.gradesaver.com /ClassicNotes/Authors/about_miguel_cervantes.html   (709 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Of Cervantes it may be most truly said that the narrative of his life is no less fraught with interest than the most exciting novel of adventure.
The book was probably intended by Cervantes chiefly as a work of entertainment; as such it succeeded in his time and as such it still elicits the enthusiatic interest of constantly increasing generations of readers.
Those persons are far astray who suppose that Cervantes meant to assail the Inquisition, to attack the firmly rooted devotion to the Blessed Virgin, or to deride the clergy as a class.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03543a.htm   (2064 words)

When Cervantes saw what had befallen them, he charged his companions to lay all the blame upon him, and as they were being bound he declared aloud that the whole plot was of his contriving, and that nobody else had any share in it.
Cervantes from certain solecisms of language pronounces him to be an Aragonese, and Pellicer, an Aragonese himself, supports this view and believes him, moreover, to have been an ecclesiastic, a Dominican probably.
Cervantes' humour is for the most part of that broader and simpler sort, the strength of which lies in the perception of the incongruous.
www.donquixote.com /english.html   (11316 words)

Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and settled in this capital.
It was hinted that the women in Cervante's house were too familiar with certain distinguished gentlemen.
Nevertheless, Cervantes economic situation was always precarious, but he never gave up the idea of traveling to Naples as the secretary to the viceroy, Comte of Lemos, to whom he devoted his posthumous book, The Labours of Persiles and Sigismunda (1617).
www.spanisharts.com /books/masters/cervantes.htm   (524 words)

 IGNACIO CERVANTES: PIANO DANCER by Glenn Jenks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cervantes studied with the famous Cuban pianist Nicolas Espadero when he was a young boy.
Franz Liszt overheard Cervantes practicing at his Paris home one afternoon and was curious as to who was playing so wonderfully; so, he knocked on his door.
Cervantes died in 1905 in his native land, much-loved by his countrymen for both his music and his patriotism during Cuba's struggle for independence.
www.stevenestrella.com /composers/cervantesessay.html   (1881 words)

 IBHOF / Antonio Cervantes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Over the next eight years, Cervantes went 27-2, engaged in 19 title fights with his only losses coming at the hands of Hall of Famers Wilfred Benitez and Aaron Pryor.
Cervantes' WBA reign lasted until Aug. 2, 1980 -- 10 title defenses -- when he was knocked out by Pryor in four rounds in the challenger's hometown of Cincinnati.
Cervantes, who fought five more times before retiring in 1983, also scored noteworthy wins over future world champions Esteban DeJesus and Saoul Mamby, and top contender Hector Thompson.
www.ibhof.com /cervant.htm   (267 words)

 Don Quixote
Cervantes is considered to be one of the greatest figures of both Spanish and world literature.
Cervantes received little formal education and early in his life found employment in a cardinal's home in Rome.
Once critic said, "Cervantes ranks with Shakespeare and Homer as a citizen of the world, a man of all times an countries, and Don Quixote, with Hamlet and the Iliad, belongs to universal literature.
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 Temple of Miguel de Cervantes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cervantes then took government jobs, including one collecting taxes, but he was imprisoned several times for failing to explain all of his tax-collecting activities.
While in prison Cervantes conceived the idea for his masterpiece, The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, the first part of which appeared in 1605.
Cervantes also published a collection of short stories, Exemplary Novels (1613), and completed the allegorical novel Persiles y Sigismunda (1617) four days before his death.
www.sangha.net /messengers/Cervantes.htm   (331 words)

 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spain's greatest literary figure, was born in Alcalá de Henares, a small university town near Madrid, where he was baptized in the church of Santa María on October 9, 1547; he died in Madrid on April 23, 1616.
The fourth of seven children, Cervantes, his siblings and mother accompanied his father, an itinerant surgeon, who struggled to maintain his practice and his family by traveling the length and breadth of Spain.
Despite his father's frequent travels, Cervantes received some early formal education, in the school of the Spanish humanist, Juan Lopez de Hoyos, who was teaching in Madrid in the 1560s.
quixote.mse.jhu.edu /Cervantes.html   (530 words)

 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: A searchable online version at The Literature Network
Whether Cervantes intended it that way or not; Don Quixote has come to symbolize the good in our rotten society; a conscious that will not be shut down.
In some ways I think Cervantes made a character who dove into a dream world, because many of us dream of being a hero or of being something we are not.
The character of Don Quixote is not always admired- some people think he is a fool, but Cervante's novel was a success because it shows how deeply one can go after their vision of who they want to be.
www.online-literature.com /cervantes/don_quixote   (1672 words)

 Soul Calibur 2 - History - Cervantes
Cervantes’ soul was not freed by the destruction of his corporeal form, however.
Cervantes set out to follow a strong sign of the evil blade, but as he closed in on that sign, he sensed that Soul Edge’s presence was splintered even more.
But unlike the first time Cervantes held Soul Edge, this time he was able to wield the demonic blade without ceding his will to it—the pieces of the sword within him gave him this ability.
www.soulcalibur.com /history/cervantes.php   (906 words)

 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra @ Catharton Authors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The son of a Spanish doctor, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in 1547 in a town called Alcalá de Henares (now a suburb of modern Madrid).
During the 1560s Cervantes was taught by a famous Spanish humanist, Juan López de Hoyos, at a school in Madrid.
Cervantes was fairly badly wounded on the chest and head.
www.catharton.com /authors/3.htm   (631 words)

 Miguel de Cervantes - Biography and Works
Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares, a town near Madrid, into a family of the minor nobility.
Cervantes spent five years as a slave until his family could raise enough money to pay his ransom.
Cervantes was released in 1580, and after the return to Madrid he held several temporary administrative posts Cervantes started his literary career in Andalusia in 1580.
www.online-literature.com /cervantes   (460 words)

 Malaspina Great Books - Miguel de Cervantes (1547)
Miguel de Cervantes, born in Alcala de Henares in 1547, was the son of a surgeon who presented himself as a nobleman, although Cervantes's mother seems to have been a descendant of Jewish converts to Christianity.
As a result of money problems with the government, Cervantes was thrown into jail in Seville in 1597; but in 1605 he was in Valladolid, then seat of the government, just when the immediate success of the first part of his Don Quixote,; published in Madrid, signaled his return to the literary world.
Certain recent biographers--such as Andres Trapiello (Las vidas de Cervantes, Barcelona, 1993) and, not without a hint of scandal, Fernando Arrabal (Un esclavo llamado Cervantes, Paris and Madrid, 1996)--have revived the tradition of romanticized biographies in which the biographer's personality obliterates that of the writer whose life is the supposed subject.
www.malaspina.org /home.asp?topic=./search/details&lastpage=./search/results&ID=119   (992 words)

Cervantes tried as hard as he could to be a good poet "the heavens would not grant me such grace"--as he would often say--but the great bulk of his works have been lost.
lso it is important to note that Cervantes introduced into the entremeses new elements from the novel from, such as the simplification of the action, descriptions typical of novels, and a depth to the characters used.
The Cervantes Institute, one of the standards of the Spanish culture and letters around the world, following on the principles of the master, makes possible, through a myriad of activities, the diffusion of the spirit and dignity of our language to all of the corners of the earth.
www.cyberspain.com /year   (1255 words)

 Geometry.Net - Authors: Cervantes Miguel De
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedrawas born to a family of modest means in 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Cervantes was released in 1580, and after the return to Madrid he held several temporary administrative post.
L ater on, Cervantes enlisted in to armed forces for the naval Battle of Lepanto (it took place on the 7th of December of 1571) where he was injured.
www4.geometry.net /detail/authors/cervantes_miguel_de.html   (2671 words)

 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After many attempted escapes, he was ransomed in 1580, at a cost that brought financial ruin to himself and to his family.
As a government purchasing agent in Seville (1588–97), Cervantes proved less than successful; his unbusinesslike methods resulted in deficits, and he was imprisoned several times.
In later years Cervantes wrote other works of fiction, including Novelas ejemplares (1613), 12 original tales of piracy, Gypsies, and human passions, drawn from his own experience and molded by his mature craftsmanship.
www.bartleby.com /65/ce/Cervante.html   (568 words)

 Learn Spanish in Spain Spanish language school in Spain Spanish school Malaga
Cervantes International Malaga school is one of the leading Spanish Schools in Spain, offering a wide range of spanish courses and levels to suit your abilities and to ensure successful understanding and perfection of the Spanish language while enjoying Spain's unique climate, atmosphere and diversions.
Cervantes Institute has expressly recognised as a centre which offers a high level of quality in all the services it provides.
The course system is interactive, developing the ability to speak in practical situations, using specific vocabulary and acquiring the necessary means to communicate in the field of tourism.
www.cervantes.to   (785 words)

 The Cervantes Project
Miguel de Cervantes, born in Alcalá de Henares in 1547, was the son of a surgeon who presented himself as a nobleman, although Cervantes's mother seems to have been a descendant of Jewish converts to Christianity.
As a result of money problems with the government, Cervantes was thrown into jail in Seville in 1597; but in 1605 he was in Valladolid, then seat of the government, just when the immediate success of the first part of his Don Quixote, published in Madrid, signaled his return to the literary world.
In other words, we are looking for the missing profile which we assign to the secret narrator hidden behind his masks, this absent one who is always present, whose voice is his alone and, through the magic of his writing, is always recognizable even among a thousand others.
www.csdl.tamu.edu /cervantes/biography/new_english_cerv_bio.html   (907 words)

 The Infography about Cervantes (1547-1616)
Cervantes: The Play of the World, in The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages.
Sieber, Diane E. Mapping Identity in the Captive's Tale: Cervantes and Ethnographic Narrative, Cervantes 18, 1: 115-133.
Cervantes and the Night Visitors: Dream Work in the Cave of Montesinos, in Quixotic Desire: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Cervantes.
www.infography.com /content/098932290961.html   (562 words)

 Cervantes, England and Don Quixote
England was the first country to produce a complete version of the book in a foreign language, and it was the English in the seventeenth century, not the Spaniards, who most keenly read and used stories from the work in their own writings.
The house where Cervantes was born, in Alcala de Henares, was pulled down in 1955.
On the first page of the Author's Preface to the Reader, Cervantes tells us that he is not the author; he is "the stepfather." This is the only book of any language which has been disowned by the man who is supposed to be its author.
www.sirbacon.org /links/carrquixote.html   (2144 words)

 Poetry: Lorna Dee Cervantes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cervantes has a section for her own preferred Web sites, which will be of interest to anyone studying Chicano culture.
This interesting site contains the transcript of a panel discussion that Cervantes participated in, at which she discussed the influence of Beat writers on her work.
Cervantes’s homepage at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches in the English Department, details the poet’s research and teaching interests, published works, and honors and awards.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/poetry/cervantes.htm   (458 words)

 Cervantes, Miguel de --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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The Cervantes Prize is presented to an author whose Castilian-language work as a whole is judged to have most enriched Spanish and Spanish-American culture.
Some 400 years ago Miguel de Cervantes wrote a book that made him the most important figure in Spanish literature to this day.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108503?tocId=9108503   (868 words)

 Miguel de Cervantes - Free Online Library
Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá, Spain in 1547.
During the voyage back to Spain, he was captured by Algerian corsairs and spent five years as a slave in Algiers, during which he tried to escape four times, before he was ransomed and returned to his family.
In 1605, Cervantes returned to the literary scene with the successful publication of the first part of Don Quixote, his best-known work (which, tradition holds, he wrote while in prison).
cervantes.thefreelibrary.com   (369 words)

 Gary Cervantes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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