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CafeLitt 235: Don Quixote

Thu 14 Jun 2012, 19:00, by Shahdad Heydari, at Bistro Burritoville:3rd floor, 2055 Rue Bishop, Montreal,QC (Map)
Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote is the first modern novel- and one of the funniest and most entertaining books ever written. like all literary classics, Don Quixote captures the reader's 
imagination and provides a context for serious reflection on the meaning of human existence. It also bears witness to the clash between christian ideals and the conflicting images of reality 
in a rapidly changing world. In this presentation we will travel through sixteenth-century Spain with the self-created tragicomic knight errant (Quixote) and his faithful squire, Sancho 
Panza and we shall see why this book looms so wonderfully above the skyline of European literature.

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
CaféLitt is open to all comments, suggestion, collaboration and new ideas. CaféLitt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about culture, science and philosophy in a relaxed and friendly environment, and for sharing your knowledge and expertise with like-minded members of your community.
CaféLitt is officially registered as a non-profitable group and is a nonpartisan, nonreligious and nonpolitical entity.