Cervantes


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Cervantes

(səˈvæntiːz; Spanish θɛrˈβantes)
n
(Biography) Miguel de (miˈɣɛl ðe), full surname Cervantes Saavedra. 1547–1616, Spanish dramatist, poet, and prose writer, most famous for Don Quixote (1605), which satirizes the chivalric romances and greatly influenced the development of the novel

Cer•van•tes

(sərˈvæn tiz, -ˈvɑn teɪs)

n.
Miguel de, (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra), 1547–1616, Spanish novelist.
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Noun1.Cervantes - Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)Cervantes - Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
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The 'Galatea' of Miguel de Cervantes," said the barber.
That Cervantes has been for many years a great friend of mine, and to my knowledge he has had more experience in reverses than in verses.
When I began to have literary likings of my own, and to love certain books above others, the first authors of my heart were Goldsmith, Cervantes, and Irving.
I think it hardly less fortunate that Cervantes was one of my early passions, though I sat at his feet with no more sense of his mastery than I had of Goldsmith's.
Come, thou that hast inspired thy Aristophanes, thy Lucian, thy Cervantes, thy Rabelais, thy Moliere, thy Shakespear, thy Swift, thy Marivaux, fill my pages with humour; till mankind learn the good-nature to laugh only at the follies of others, and the humility to grieve at their own.
The traditional parts of this system are, as Cervantes tried to show, for the chief part, barbarous and obsolete; the modern additions are largely due to the novel readers and writers of our own century--most of them half-educated women,rebelliously slavish, superstitious, sentimental, full of the intense egotism fostered by their struggle for personal liberty, and, outside their families, with absolutely no social sentiment except love.
Inspect what delights you in Plutarch, in Shakspeare, in Cervantes.
With such a VADE MECUM D'Artagnan was morally and physically an exact copy of the hero of Cervantes, to whom we so happily compared him when our duty of an historian placed us under the necessity of sketching his portrait.
But Cervantes had cleared a little the fact that Isabel's unique beauty, for provoking such corruptions, came to be supported and exacerbated by her clothing and the jewellery that she was wearing.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) is the legendary Spanish author of the classic novel "Don Quixote", but he was also an accomplished playwright.
Investigators said on Tuesday they believe remains found under a Madrid convent include those of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote and considered the father of the modern novel.
A Cervantes solo le quedaban tres anos de vida, pero en ese febril periplo creador llego a dar a la imprenta el Viaje al Parnaso (1614), un largo poema satirico y autobiografico; la segunda parte de Don Quijote de la Mancha (1615); y sus Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses nunca representados (1615).