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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 16, January-June 2013


María Ángeles Chaparro Domínguez Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
Title The Spanish coverage of the Third Centenary of the Quixote. Analysis of the symbolic value of the novel and its main character in the press of 1905 Summary The objective of the research that supports this paper is to study the symbolic value acquired by the character Don Quixote and his novel in the Spanish press in the third centenary of the publication of the first part of the work of Miguel de Cervantes, in 1905. To this end, we have reviewed all the newspaper articles, both informative and evaluative, that dealt about the literary anniversary and appeared in ten relevant newspapers at that time: El Imparcial, El Liberal, La Correspondencia de España, ABC, La Vanguardia, La Voz de Galicia, Las Provincias, El Correo de Guipúzcoa, El Liberal de Sevilla and La Crónica, published in Guadalajara. Among the main results of the study, stands out that the Spanish press perceived the novel like a symbol of the country, the pride of the nation against foreign peoples. In addition, the novel was conceived as if it were a real manual consisting of all knowledge of the era, such as law, medicine or politics. Also, the main characters of the novel, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, were seen as an exact reflection of Spanish society, with all its virtues and defects Keywords Quixote; Third centenary; El Liberal; El Imparcial; La Vanguardia


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n16a4


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