The Iowa Review
Volume 26 Issue 3 Fall 1996
Cervantes Institute Mark Axelrod
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it along century passing until it was the business
to his daughter, Titia. The a to sold Dutch eventually
sold off part of its assets to Japanese A vestige of the original company, out of Santa Maria, California.
in 1968 which conglomerate American in 1987. interests called
of post-partum which suddenly
of Don After
despondency. was lost to him.
fell Quixote, Cervantes all it was Cervantes'
One could not blame the depression the publication of Don Quixote since the novel met with popular success. it was due to the book's lack of financial success, for Perhaps even was was it Don not going Quixote critically well-received, though to make Cervantes to dock a yacht in Mallorca. Most enough money was due to an accumulation the depression believe of so many minor on
in his life: his physical disability, his enslavement, his impris his the financial of his onment, condition, bungled rejection plays. to stage Cervantes' By 1611 it was clear no one wanted plays and his to the point the family moved situation had deteriorated financial into tragedies
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squalid the realization
on the Calle
that no one wanted
Quixote Pt II was from his other still in-progress and little was financially a This the idea of Cervantes considered prose, becoming therapist. of Lemos, Viceroy of Naples idea came at the suggestion of the Count his plays, to be gained
to Cervantes. The Count gave money suggested who occasionally to deal with than the better than Cervantes problems psychological man who dealt with the vicissitudes in Don Quixote. of male menopause who
a Cervantes with
the Count prob
to the Cervantes
such a venture
and the opened fiction and Cervantes quit writing on a variety of to writing books self-help Institute
energies as: The Jealous Extremaduran The of dealing with jealousy),
(which dealt with new-age Illustrious Kitchen Maid (de
to improving for domestic and The De self-esteem economists) to correct to how and poten (a book devoted recognize ceitful Marriage best-sellers The became tial marital books all paperback problems).
the therapy and the writing outsold Don Quixote. However, a physical he died he but before toll on the aging Cervantes, friend Cide Hamete the rights to his dearest Benengeli relinquished to franchise the institute which who began spread throughout Spain, took
after today, almost four centuries in Orange mental health County.
to California where and, finally, to promote it continues its inception,