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A Word to the Wise : Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion, PDF eBook

A Word to the Wise : Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion PDF


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After giving us a fascinating reading of Cervantes' classic novel in Don Quixote: Fighting Melancholia, Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere co-author a second work, to reflect on the hero's battle against perversion. To do so, they retrace his adventures in the Cervantes' second Don Quixote, written ten years after the first.

The authors follow in his footsteps as he embarks on this other extraordinary journey in which perversion is laid bare for all to see, creating not only a powerful social link, but even a form of government. Cervantes shows us how madness acts as a means to confront it: here again, the field of action presented to the reader is explored in rigorous detail. The reliability of this strategy derives from the power of the given word, which has to oppose lies, seduction, secrets, trickery and crime, in order to confer authenticity to what madness reveals.


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