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The Dialogue of the Dogs

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First talking-dog story in Western literaturefrom writer generally acknowledge, alongside William Shakespeare, as the founding father of modern literature, no less? Indeed, Dialogue of Dogs features, in a condense, powerful version, all the traits the author of Don Quixote is famous for: its picaresque rich in bawdy humor, social satire, and fantasy, and it uses story tactics that were innovative at the time, such as a philandering husband who, given syphilis by his wife, is hospitalize. Late one feverish night, he overhears hospital guard dogs telling each other their lives storya wickedly ironic tale within tale within tale, wherein two virtuous canines find themselves victim, time and again, to deceitful, corrupt humanity. Here in a sparkling new translation, parody of Greek Dialogue is so entertaining it belie stunningly prescient sophistication of this novellathat it is a story about telling stories, and about creating a new way to discuss morality that isnt rooted in empiricism. In short, it is masterful work that flies in the face of the forms and ethics of its timeand perhaps ours as well. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES was born in Alcala DE Henares, Spain in 1547, son of an impoverished barber-surgeon who may have been minor nobleor posed as one. Little is known of CERVANTES ' life until, at 23, he went to Italyby some accounts, fleeing justice after duelto join Spains war against the Ottoman Empire, losing his left arm in the Battle of Lepanto. Sailing home, he was captured by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery in Algiers. Eventually ransomed by his family, he returned home in 1580 deeply in debt to his rescuers. He published an unsuccessful novel, La Galatea, marries a woman twenty years his junior and, denied permission to emigrate to the New World, becomes tax collector. Subsequently, he was imprisoned at least twice for accounting irregularities. During one of those imprisonmentsin La Manchahe, conceived a satire of chivalry that became his masterwork, Don Quixote. It gained widespread popularity and notoriety for its unprecedented use of vernacular Spanish, and for defying tenets of the long dominant Romantic genre. His subsequent collection, Exemplary Novellas, gained even greater acclaim in 1613. Success allowed him to retire to Madrid to write, and he completed his final novel, Exploits of Persiles and Sigismunda, three days before he died on April 23 1616the, same day as William Shakespeare.

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Miguel de Cervantes's most famous work, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha, was published in two installments released ten years apart in 1605 and 1615. In 1613, Cervantez wrote El Coloquio de los Perros. Many scholars consider it to be his finest work next to Don Quixote. In 1881, George Bell and Sons published the only known English translation of this work. Walter K. Kelly, prolific writer and translator of books of historical significance, does translation. Although the English-speaking world owes their thanks to Kelly and the publisher, book couldn't have been very accessible even then. The opening sentence is 73 words long. The second is little better, coming in at 47 words. Cervante work is now in the public domain, of course, so we can mess with it all we want. You can download that lone English version, translated from Spanish in 1881 by Walter K. Kelley of London, from the Gutenburg project. The story begins with a young man in hospital, who, through a window, sees and hears two dogs begin to speak at the stroke of midnight. The dogs, Scipio and Berganza, discuss their experiences with their human masters. Cervantes leaves the reader to determine whether or not dogs have actually been talking or bedridden man has imagined it. We ask alumni of Wizard Academy to give their best shot at doing a modern rewrite of classic. This whole endeavor reminds me of that passage in Shadow of Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon where young Daniel is taken by his father to a very old library in Barcelona: this is place of mystery, Daniel, sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see here, has soul. Soul of person who write it and of those who read it and live and dream with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens. This place was already ancient when my father took me here for the first time, many years ago. We bring conversation of dogs back to life again. Here are 22 different retellings of it.

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