Jordi Casanovas at the Library of Congress

Jordi Casanovas at the Library of Congress

Miguel de Cervantes is a big mystery to all of us: How did he manage to write the first modern novel, El Quixote? Why did he start writing again at an age when most people were retired?

Where do his humor and humanity come from considering he lived such a sad life?

Spanish playwright Jordi Casanovas, the author of the play Cervantes: The Last Quixote / Cervantes: El último Quixote –which was commissioned by GALA Hispanic Theater and will have its world premiere at GALA on September 8– will deliver a talk entitled Cervantes In Love and the People In Love With Cervantes on Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Don Quixote, the first modern novel and one of the most beloved literary figures of all time.

This event will be mostly in Spanish and it will be part of a series of events at the Library of Congress commemorating the 400th anniversary of the author’s death.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, September 09, 2016


Venue map

Thomas Jefferson Building, Ground Floor, Whittall Pavilion, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540



More information

The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress


Presented by The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress in collaboration with Gala Theater.



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