Books: Hidalgo

THE INGENIOUS HIDALGO! MIGUEL CERVANTES — Hans Ryner — Harcourt, Brace ($2.75). Ingenious also, Arthur Ryner has imagined the biography of Cervantes in the days of his age, when, as he finised Don Quixote and wrote Persiles y Sigismunda, he saw the dear sun waning and Death, be cause he laughed at it, "coming to him like a raillery." Author Ryner has well conjured the situations — Cervantes in Madrid, surrounded by poverty, influential enemies and with Death for a friend in need. Cervantes in Esquivias, draining the gay fountain of his wit, writing...

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