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Cervantes y los Muros

March 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the Center for Mexican Studies in its next Mexican Monday series event titled Cervantes y los Muros with Jorge Volpi.

Lecture and discussion in Spanish.

Jorge Volpi is a Mexican essayist and novelist. He has studied law and Mexican literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received a Ph.D. in Spanish philology at the University of Salamanca in Spain. Volpi helped found the “Crack Movement”, a Mexican literary group consisted of Eloy Urroz, Ignacio Padilla, and Pedro Angel Palou, among others, who write beyond magical realism and follow the ideals of the 1968 Latin American literary boom. He is the author of several novels, including the acclaimed En Busca de Klingsor, for which he won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve Award and the French Deux-Océans-Grizane-Cavour Award. He has received grants from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation and is presently a member of National System of Creators in Mexico. He has taught at Emory University, Cornell University, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, the Catholic University of Chile, and Princeton. He was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and Knight of the Order of Isabella the Catholic of Spain. He is a contributing writer for Reforma and El País.  His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. Currently, he teaches Mexican literature and is the new Coordinator of Cultural Diffusion of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Reception with drinks and appetizers to follow!



March 20, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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