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.