Ivona Březinová and her Quixotic Madmen: in the literary footsteps of Quixote and the author 404 years later

Authors

  • Cristina Simón Alegre

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.20.2.307-323

Keywords:

Ivona Březinová, literary travel, Quijote, rupture of time, identifi cation

Abstract

The Czech writer Březinová Ivona decided in 2009 to bring back a character in Spanish literature that has reached all corners of the globe: Don Quixote of La Mancha. The purpose of this author’s work is to continue her efforts in reviving immortal works of literature. These works are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. In her novel, Quixotic Madmen, the Czech author Blázniví Donkichoti resurrects the character of Cervantes. In addition, it off ers a tour of key places and events of the life of the writer. This novel is a literary tour of Spain’s Quixote that a group of seven young people from the Czech Republic dare to explore. This group immerses itself in the world of Cervantes and Don Quixote to the point where even 404 years aft er the work was written these young people identify with the experiences of the author and the characters of his great work.

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Author Biography

Cristina Simón Alegre

Cristina Simón Alegre es lectora de español en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Comenius de Bratislava (Eslovaquia). Actualmente escribe su tesis doctoral con el título Análisis del amor y el erotismo en la prosa de Margita Figuli en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ha participado en varios congresos en Bratislava: I Congreso de AESPE, II Jornadas de Estudios Románicos, Conferencia Internacional František Švantner. Sus publicaciones son: La participación checoslovaca en las Brigadas Internacionales (revista GEFREMA), Resurrección de la pedagogía libertaria de Francisco Ferrer Guardia en la actualidad.

Published

31.12.2012

How to Cite

Simón Alegre, C. (2012). Ivona Březinová and her Quixotic Madmen: in the literary footsteps of Quixote and the author 404 years later. Verba Hispanica, 20(2), 307–323. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.20.2.307-323

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Section

Literature