Don Quixote, the most popular and bestselling novel in Western literature, is rich in humor, characterization and witty dialogue. This classic novel also explores meaningful philosophical questions related to the boundaries between sanity and madness, illusion and reality, idealism and practicality. Each week, we’ll discuss about 90 pages of the volume one of Don Quixote. We’ll also watch and compare clips from three film adaptations. We’ll consider the book in the context of its time and its relevance today, questing with our quixotic hero. Students should purchase the highly accessible Grossman translation, and read the first six chapters before the first class.
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.
Class will meet in the Lexington Community Education large Conference Room at 146 Maple Street. Access via 328 Lowell St. The Conference Room is in the Old Harrington/Lexington Public Schools Central Office building. We are located in the back corner. Look for the Blue Awning listing “Lexington Community Education”.