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Int'l Book Day: Jordi Gracia's "Cervantes"

Jordi Gracia, Miguel de Cervantes. La Conquista de la Ironia. Una Biografía , 2016, 400 p.

Publisher’s summary:

This biography wants to take off some of the dust of 400 years of history that have settled on Cervantes; it wants to bring near to us his human and emotional dimension, his condition of a firm man of weapons and an inexhaustible man of letters, a unique writer – and also his carried away vitality, his defence of women, and his quest to understand existence as nobody had understood it until then: at the modern crossroads of irony. 256 more words

Mexico's Fernando del Paso wins 2015 Cervantes letters prize

MADRID (AP) — Mexican author Fernando del Paso has won the 2015 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, Spanish officials announced Thursday.

Education Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo highlighted del Paso’s mix of tradition with modernity and his recreation of episodes that are fundamental to Mexico’s history in his novels. 232 more words

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