‘Don Quixote of La Mancha’ It is considered by many writers and literary critics as one of the most important and transcendental works of world literature.
This novel, written by Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, It has been the object of analysis and study by writers and academics from its publication to the present day.
The recognized work It consists of two parts and has a total of 126 chapters, so reading can seem overwhelming. However, there are some ways that it can be read efficiently without losing compression of it.
But, how long does it take to read ‘Don Quixote’? This is a common question for those who have set themselves the task of reading this masterpiece of Spanish literature.
According to the cultural newspaper ‘La Tercera’, the average time a person takes to finish the work consists of 27 hours, approximately.
Undoubtedly, a time that many will believe unimaginable, but that with a reading and dedication agenda can be fulfilled. so it’s possible devour this classic work in less than two days and without losing detail, if you wish.
Guide to reading ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’
According to the Spanish newspaper ‘La Vanguardia’, to optimize reading time, it is recommended read in short but frequent sessions, since reviewing a few chapters daily will allow progress in the plot and give time for reflection and assimilation of the story.
In addition, an active technique can be used, in which the reader underlines or takes notes while going through the pages. In this way, information can be better retained and important details of the work can be remembered.
Similarly, it is useful to keep in mind that ‘Don Quixote’ can be read in different ways. For example, you can focus on aspects historical and cultural events of the time it was writtenor in the universal themes that it addresses, like identity and madness.
On the other hand, you can optimize the reading period by seeking comments and explanations from experts on the work. There is many guides and reviews that can help to better understand the plot, the characters and the historical context of the novel. These resources can save the reader time by providing useful and relevant information for the understanding of it.
This classic of Spanish literature is worth reading, since it addresses universal themes such as identity, love and justice, which makes it a relevant work for any era and culture.
I already said it Jorge Luis Borgesone of the most influential writers of the 20th century: “‘Don Quixote’ is the masterpiece of Western literature and there is nothing greater than that in the literary world.”
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