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Lecture to Honor Cervantes and Modern Novel

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175

NEW YORK— In commemoration of the quadricentennial year of the publication of Cervantes’ Don Quixote and the birth of the modern novel, Edith Grossman, Ph.D., an acclaimed translator of Spanish literature, will deliver the 49th annual Fordham Cervantes Lecture, “Translating Cervantes,” onThursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the 12th floor lounge of the Leon Lowenstein Center on the Lincoln Center campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Grossman’s distinguished career includes translations of Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, and, most recently, Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote, which is universally considered the model for the modern novel.


TIME:        6:30 P.M.
                113 W. 60TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

The Fordham Cervantes Lectures began in 1952 and has enjoyed international acclaim as the only continuous event of its kind devoted to Miguel de Cervantes and his works. The lecture series gives scholars, students and the public a major forum about Cervantes, while showcasing distinguished Hispanic or Cervantes scholars from around the world. For information or directions, call (212) 636-6381 or (718) 817-2651.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 

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