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Terry Gilliam’s Illuminated Don Quixote Art Installation
Words on the Street:
Terry Gilliam is in love with Edinburgh on Valentine’s Day.
To celebrate his favourite book, the international director, screenwriter, animator and Monty Python member unveiled a 10 metre wide illuminated neon-effect sign displaying a quote from Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote on Jeffrey Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
I shall tear up trees with my bare teeth!
I shall crush mountains with my fists!
I shall go crazy – for love!
This page is the perfect starting point to discover more about Don Quixote’s relationship with Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s publishing history, how great artists remain inspired by great books in our City of Literature, and why City of Literature Trust asked Gilliam for the opening salvo in their new Words on the Street project.
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