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400 Years Ago (Cervantes & Shakespeare)

Today it’s been 400 years ago that Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra died. And tomorrow it’ll be 400 years ago that William Shakespeare died.

I’m not in generally for remembering when anybody died or even was born, no matter how famous but it was a bit difficult to avoid noticing these dates… 445 more words

English Literature

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1547-1616

Four hundred years ago on this day Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the most influential writer in the Spanish language, died in Madrid. This blogpost gives a taste of the future online exhibition that will feature the rich variety of material held at the Library by, and related to, Cervantes. 820 more words


Julio Cortáza

You look at me, you look at me closely, each time closer and then we play cyclops, we look at each other closer each time and our eyes grow, they grow closer, they overlap and the cyclops look at each other, breathing confusion, their mouths find each other and fight warmly, biting with their lips, resting their tongues lightly on their teeth, playing in their caverns where the heavy air comes and goes with the scent of an old perfume and silence. 99 more words


"La Literartua y la vida" por Brandon Centeno

            Según Mario Vargas Llosa la literatura es una actividad irremplazable; es un elemento absolutamente necesario en la formación de los individuos.

            Para comenzar, un libro es y podría ser símbolizado como una puerta a un nuevo mundo. 504 more words


Vicente Aleixandre

If you could only see what suffering
the moon displays without trying.

—Vicente Aleixandre, from  “My Voice,” A Longing for the Light: Selected Poems. (Copper Canyon Press, 2007)


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. 573 more words

Literary Fiction