Reading Don Quixote with Alberto Manguel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

Course Details
$500 2 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Oct 31, 6:30pm - Mar 19, 8:30pm (6 sessions)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
Room Number: TBA
Price is for 6 Sessions. Schedule subject to change due to Holidays.
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Alberto Manguel

What you'll learn in this poetry class:

Don Quixote is in several senses one of our essential books.

First, as a model for what novels could do: from Dickens to Dostoevsky, from Flaubert to García Márquez, novelists have acknowledged their debt to Don Quixote. Second, as a revolutionary work that, during the wave of expulsions of Jews and Arabs from the Iberian Peninsula, has the courage to redeem the denied cultures of Spain and stand against the political lies of the time. Third, as a lesson of humanity, teaching us the essential function of justice in society and the redeeming quality of empathy. And fourth (but not least) it is one of the most entertaining stories ever told.

During the six classes of this course, we look at these different aspects of Don Quixote—literary, political, psychological and humorous—and discuss the relevance of the book for us today.

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Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

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  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
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Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel 6 $500
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Nov 07 6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel
Thu, Dec 05 6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel
Thu, Jan 23 6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel
Thu, Feb 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel
Thu, Mar 19 6:30pm - 8:30pm Alberto Manguel

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