Man of La Mancha
March 22, 2012
In a week and a half, I’ll be traveling to Spain to visit my daughter, who is studying abroad. The town in which she is living and studying is Alcala de Henares, the birthplace of Cervantes, author of the classic Don Quixote. According to my daughter, and as I will soon see myself, the city of Alcala is devoted to preserving the memory of their famous native son. The city center surrounds Cervantes Square, which contains the famous statue of Don Quixote and his cohort, Sancho Panza. The city celebrates Cervantes' birthday every year on October 9th and organizes an annual Cervantes festival. The local university is a leader in the study of Cervantes and his works. Every year on April 23rd, the anniversary of Cervantes' death, the city of Alcala hosts a ceremony awarding the Cervantes Prize, presented by the King of Spain for lifetime achievement in literature.
MCPL has many editions of Don Quixote, in various formats. Why not revisit (or visit for the first time) this classic work of literature?
Lone Jack Branch