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Don Quixote's Delusions

(2001)
Travels in Castilian Spain
A non fiction book by

 
A humorous and affectionate look at modern Spain, and a celebration of the country's greatest book, from the pen of a brilliant young writer.

When in 1987 Miranda France spent a year living in Madrid, the post-dictatorship ebullience was at its height. Pornography and soft drugs were legalised alongside more basic freedoms, such as divorce, party-affiliation and kissing in the street. In 1998 she returned to make a journey through the great cities and towns of central Spain - Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca and others. With the new prosperity, much has changed.

But much has also endured, as she learns from the people she meets, who include a private detective, a shepherd, various nuns, two belly dancers and a Castilian separatist. She also discovers that Cervantes' DON QUIXOTE' published in 1605 and the most translated book after the Bible - is a work of genius which still helps to explain the Spanish character: today's Spaniards still suffer from Don Quixote's delusions, and are as stubborn, inflexible and unrealistic as they have always been.

 
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Hardback Editions

2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Don Quixotes Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain
Author(s): Miranda France
ISBN: 1-58567-292-0 / 978-1-58567-292-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Books
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: Don Quixote's Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain
Author(s): Miranda France
ISBN: 0-297-84277-3 / 978-0-297-84277-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Don Quixote's Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain
Author(s): Miranda France
ISBN: 0-7538-1384-X / 978-0-7538-1384-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Don Quixote's Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain
Author(s): Miranda France
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Don Quixote's Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain
Author(s): Miranda France
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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