6 Answered Questions for the topic spanish literature

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09/22/19

Is the original manuscript of Don Quixote extant?

I've searched all over the place for an explicit answer to this question, but I can't find anything. Apparently, there are 27 known copies of the first edition (1605). But... more
Spanish Literature Literature Symbolism Short Stories

06/05/19

What does the "crimson hexagon" represent in "The Library of Babel"?

In *The Library of Babel* by Jorge Luis Borges, the speaker says, > They were urged on by the delirium of trying to reach the books in the Crimson Hexagon: books whose format is smaller than... more

04/23/19

In "Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote" is Menard an analogy for a critical lens?

In *Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote* by Jorge Luis Borges, the narrator of the work talks about how when he read *Don Quixote* after having been told that Pierre Menard had rewritten it with... more
Spanish Literature Literature Symbolism Short Stories

04/16/19

What is the significance/symbolism of the Cyclical book being cyclical in "The Library of Babel"?

In *The Library of Babel* by Jorge Luis Borges, the speaker describes the cyclical book as > (The mystics claim that their ecstasy reveals to them a circular chamber containing a great circular... more
Spanish Literature Literature Symbolism Short Stories

04/12/19

What is the significance/symbolism of the hexagon in "The Library of Babel"?

In *The Library of Babel* by Jorge Luis Borges, the speaker describes the Library, as the universe, as > The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps... more
Spanish Literature Literature Poetry Meaning

04/06/19

What did Lorca mean by ‘crocodiles’ in his poem ‘The King of Harlem’?

The poet Federico García Lorca, when he was studying at Colombia University visited Harlem with a friend of his, Nella Larsen, a black novelist. It made a tremendous impression upon him and its... more

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