The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes

The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes

The Library of Congress celebrates Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra with the lecture entitled “The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes” by professor Hernán Sánchez Martínez.

Professor Hernán Pinillos from the University of Maryland’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese will deliver a presentation exploring Don Quixote’s reception throughout the years, touching on some key items that have attracted readers over centuries: the meaning of the title; Cervantes’ stance in the “Prologue”; the birth of Don Quixote and the modern novel; and how all these notions have contributed to the myth of Don Quixote that continues to fascinate readers and critics today.

The talk will be followed by a unique display of books and rare treasures by Miguel de Cervantes from the Rare Book and Special Collections.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, October 21, 2016
  • 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm


Venue map

Rosenwald Room, Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540



More information

Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress.


Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Rare Book and Special Collections of the Library of Congress



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