The Books of My Numberless Dreams

Unconquerable conqueror

Posted on: May 2, 2007

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Why didn’t anyone tell me Don Quixote was so funny? “Unconquerable conqueror, ne’er conquered” would be the best blog name ever. (Manchegan Madness is almost as good.)

*Damn you WordPress, why won’t you let me indent lines without that infernal wordwrap? What kind of philistines wrote the code for this thing? I’ve taken a snapshot of the poem in Google Docs and hopefully you can read it as it was meant to be read.

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7 Responses to "Unconquerable conqueror"

Thanks for the mention!

Don Quixote is hilarious; in my opinion, even funnier than The Canterbury Tales. Although I found the embeded chivalrous tales tedious, the sections detailing Quixote’s madness and his exchanges with Sancho Panza are great reading.

You didn’t know Don Quixote was hilarious?? Oh, you are in for a ride!

Nick you’re welcome!

Mary that’s another bit of canon that I haven’t read — in truth I’ve never read anything from Chaucer before. Except the blog, if that counts…

w well, you know, people often say the book’s hilarious and that usually means a subtle note of humour running throughout, with the occasional laugh-out-loud moment. DQ, on the other hand, is a bona fide knee-slapper.

I felt the same way about Moby Dick. Have fun!

You gotta love a book with a sonnet from a horse to an ass.

Oops, that would be an ass-tongued nag. (Note to self: don’t take sonnets literally)

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