Write about the reception of Don Quixote in the U.S. since WW II
Discuss at least three literary works. One of these can be the panel you were on. In addition to the three literary texts, you may also choose to talk about references to Don Quixote in popular culture, including, but not limited to, film versions such as The Fisher King, directed by Terry Gilliam.
It is crucial to construct an argument, grouping together and comparing/contrasting the various approaches to Don Quixote in the distinct examples you analyze.
You may wish to use the notion of “strategy of appropriation” as an analytical took for interpreting the way the author makes use of Don Quixote.
In trying to explain the similarities/differences between the works, you may want to consider, among other factors, the gender/race/ethnicity of the author, his or her regional identity, in which decade it was written, or what movement or other tendency it might belong to.
In analyzing the texts, you will want to consider factors such as those we have looked at all semester, such as: character, plot, theme, tone, narrative technique, irony, literary allusion, motif, etc.
Here is the list of literary works that we have read that are relevant to this question:
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Saul Bellow, Herzog
Dale Wasserman, I, Don Quixote/Man of la Mancha
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
Ron Arias, The Road to Tamazunchale
Ernesto Quiï¿½nez, Bodega Dreams
Junot Dï¿½z, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Kathy Acker, Don Quixote
Paul Auster, City of Glass . must use this book and I attached a file of similarities
John Barth, The Tidewater Tales