Miguel de Cervantes was one of Spain’s most important literary figures, known around the world for his classic masterpiece “Don Quijote.” He was a poet, a playwright and a novelist whose works have greatly shaped Spanish literature and the language itself.
Last year, my son spent a semester abroad studying in Valencia, Spain and brought me this poster when he returned. I was thrilled and thought it was like any writers’ conference in the United States. 246 more words
Tropecé con una lista de las cien novelas más importantes que se han escrito en la historia de la humanidad, en orden cronológico. Luce un poco cargada hacia el lado de las novelas escritas originalmente en inglés, pero me pareció una buena referencia para una lista de chequeo, “la leí”, “no la he leído”, “quizás no la leeré nunca”. 290 more words
What we love about big novels is that you have to get really comfortable with them. A big page count usually equals a big chunk of time, meaning you need to be a serious reader without a fear of commitment, but with books like Eleanor Catton’s… 1,521 more words