Sunday, July 18, 2004

Don Quixote

On the literature front, yesterday at Monticello I saw Thomas Jefferson's rather well read four volume edition of Don Quixote. This only confirmed my tentative decision to make it my travel book for the Eastern Europe odyssey in August. However, I emailed the fine folks at HarperCollins and found out the the paperback edition of Edith Grossman's new translation does not come out until mid-2005.
Bad news: I have to lug a giant hardcover book around (along with my journal, camera, and guidebook . . . who needs room for clothes?
Good news: thanks to my friend Chris's present, a gift card, I can now get the much desired book for free!

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