Dušan Hřebíček, Milan Holenda, Ivana Hloužková, Dalibor Buš, Tomáš Žilinský, Sylvie Krupanská, Ondřej Kokorský, Filipína Cimrová, Růžena Dvořáková, Vladimír Hauser
Perhaps the first ever novel. Undoubtedly one of the greatest novels in world literature. Cervantes’ two-part “bestseller” The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha accurately described the advent of Europe’s Modern Age, a period in flux, when the one divine truth disintegrated into a hundred relative truths and people wished to discover and question reality itself. Complex, full of contradictions and increasingly unreal.
Is Don Quixote a madman who cannot see reality? A genius who is the only one to recognise it? A left-wing activist refusing to accept it? Or is he a contemporary of ours, we who are living four hundred years later in an era in which – in the words of the philosopher Baudrillard – reality does not exist?