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Quixote Nuevo Media List

Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, films, and music to enhance your experience of Quixote Nuevo, playing at Seattle Rep from January 19 - February 11, 2024.

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Don Quixote
By Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Cervantes
Book - 2003
Get (re)acquainted with the Don Quixote story by (re)reading Grossman's acclaimed translation of the Cervantes classic before you see Quixote Nuevo.

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Going Bovine
By Bray, Libba
eBook - 2009
References to Don Quixote abound in this darkly humorous teen novel about a teenager diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-­Jakob disease (aka mad cow disease) who embarks on an epic quest (which may all be in his head) with some unforgettable companions.

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Cervantes and the Legend of Don Quijote: Spirit of A Book
Streaming Video - 2006
This documentary film explores the enduring legacy of Cervantes' classic novel through film clips, reenactments and interviews with Jose Saramago, Mario Vargas Llosa, and other authors and academics.

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The Idiot
by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Book - 2003
Dostoyevsky was a huge fan of Cervantes' masterpiece, and Prince Myshkin, the protagonist of The Idiot, was directly inspired by the character of Don Quixote.

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Man of La Mancha: The New Broadway Cast Recording
By Leigh, Mitch
Music CD - 2012
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Ernie Sabella star in the cast recording from the 2002 revival of the 1965 Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, which was inspired by "Don Quixote."

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Lost in La Mancha
Streaming Video - 2002
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this 2002 documentary follows director Terry Gilliam's aborted first attempt to film an adaptation of Don Quixote starring Johnny Depp, Jean Rochefort, and Vanessa Paradis.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
DVD - 2019
After nearly 3 decades of working on this film, Gilliam finally released The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a loose adaption of Cervantes' novel that also alludes to Gilliam's struggles with the project, in 2018. Adam Driver stars as Toby Grummett.

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My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines
By Olivares, Efrén C.
Book - 2022
A Mexican American immigrant and a human rights lawyer representing undocumented families at the border, Olivares intertwines his personal story with an eye-opening account of the current immigration crisis.

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By Roca, Paco (Comic book artist)
Graphic Novel - 2016
Like Quixote Nuevo, this thoughtful graphic novel about a man suffering from Alzheimer's who is placed in a care-giving facility treats a sensitive and complex topic with nuance and compassion.

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Quichotte: A Novel
By Rushdie, Salman
Book - 2019
“A modern Don Quixote lands in Trumpian America and finds plenty of windmills to tilt at.” —Kirkus

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Retablos: Stories From A Life Lived Along the Border
By Solis, Octavio
Book - 2018
Quixote Nuevo playwright Octavio Solis won critical acclaim for this evocative and arresting memoir, told in a series of vignettes, of growing up Latino on the U.S./Mexico border.

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Quixote: The Novel and the World
By Stavans, Ilan
Book - 2015
"Tracing four centuries of influence of what Hispanophones affectionately call “el Quijote,” Stavans takes an entertainingly idiosyncratic look at Don Quijote, the 'novel of novels'." —Publishers Weekly

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Tejano Siempre #1's
Downloadable Music - 2015
Tejano music provides the melodic heartbeat of Quixote Nuevo. Hear some of the genre's biggest hitmakers, from La Mafia to Selena to Bobby Pudilo, in this streaming collection.

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Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight
by Terciero, Rey
Graphic Novel - 2023
“As a descendant of Don Quixote, Lucia Castillo is ready to follow in the tradition of her ancestors and be a real knight.” —Kirkus

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Voices of the Border: Testimonios of Migration, Deportation, and Asylum
Book - 2021
Based on interviews conducted by the Kino Border Initiative, this collection documents the experiences of immigrants, refugees, and deportees at the U.S./Mexico border in their own words.


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