Don Quijote de la Mancha
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Edited and annotated by Francisco Rico, additional volum of studies and illustrations. Madrid, Real Academia Española. Barcelona, Espasa – Círculo de Lectores, 2015
Among many other things, the Quixote is also a homage to all readers in a time when this role in literature was implemented passively. Cervantes manages to give readers an overriding position, for the first time, and so the modernity of this masterpiece rests on its anticipation of proposals that such 20th century essayists, from Blanchot and Barthes to Hans Robert Hauss, would underscore.