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Discuss Don Quixote over a cup of tea

Hi All,

I needed to  change the date to Sunday, April 6th, 3 PM. I sent an email out a while ago to those who have RSVPd asking if it would pose any inconvenience. Since I did not hear back, I am hoping that is okay with everyone. If there are any scheduling conflicts due pushing it back one week, I am more than willing to have someone else host for March 30th. Just let me know. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on April 6th. (Personally, I can use the extra week. This book is sooo long:)

Also, thank you for sending in more book recommendations. I will be sending out the book poll soon.

Kind regards, Kathy

Previous post:  We'll be discussing Don Quixote. The new location is the Coffee Garden. Everyone is free to choose their own translation. I decided on Edith Grossman's which I believe is the most recent translation and stays close to the original. Just FYI:)

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  • Kathy

    Great group of people and good discussion on DQ and other interesting topics. Thanks to Andrew for recommending the Coffee Garden. Great location, and they will reserve a table for later this month. I look forward to seeing everyone to discuss The Goldfinch.

    April 6, 2014

  • Dell F.

    I enjoyed the exchange. More reading by others would be welcome.

    April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I came to meet everyone at today's meeting. I appreciated everyone's comments. I had a nice time. Thank you.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will try and make my first meeting. I would like to meet you all and see how the group interacts. I have started to read Goldfinch for the next book. I joined to late to get started on Don Q. See you soon.

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've wanted to read this one for ages. I'll try to reorganize my TBR and fit it in next. If I can get through a significant portion of it between now & then, I'll join you! :)

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anybody who hasn't started yet, I did a little research on the various translations... from what I gathered, there are three common recommendations: Ormsby, 1885 - this is the oldest of the three and probably the most accurate; most modern translations use this as a base. It does have some archaic language - "coursing" instead of "hunting", "gossip" instead of "friend" - and it doesn't have historical footnotes so you may need to do some outside reading to get the full context
    Putnam, 1949 - Seems to be the "standard" edition, more modernized than Ormsby. Not sure about footnotes on this one
    Grossman, 2003 - A more recent translation complete with footnotes in case you don't know the mundane details of life in 17th century Spain. Probably the best translation if you have trouble reading old books.

    Hopefully this helps someone! I think it'll be interesting to see how the different translations affect our interpretations.

    1 · February 26, 2014

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