Companion volume to the re-creation of Don Quixote published last year -- and a book that will be new even to many scholars of the period. Two earlier translations are out of print; Samuel Putnam has brought to this new translation the same zest and creative quality that made his Don Quixote exciting. His introductory notes provide a scholarly appraisal of the values, the importance and the place of these writings not only in Cervantes' literary history, but as reflections and mirrors of the times. Included are Rinconele and Cortadillo, a tale of Seville at the turn of the 17th century; Man of Glass, which bears some of the germs of the basic idea of Don Quixote, and The Colloquy of the Dogs which is a mirror of Spanish culture and customs of Cerventes' day. An essential item for libraries, for scholars. And those who had a sense of discovery in reading the Putnam Don Quixote, will want this too.