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Espido Freire and El Barroquista talk about Rosalía de Castro and Camilo José Cela

How did Madrid influence these two writers? The writer Espido Freire and Miguel Ángel Caijgal (aka El Barroquista) will answer this and other questions.

16 March, 11h am

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On Saturday 16 March at 11am, the writer Espido Freire and art historian Miguel Ángel Caijgal Freire (aka El Barroquista) will talk about Rosalía de Castro y Camilo José Cela as part of the ‘Two Authors, One City’ literary series. “They are two authors who fascinate us, and there is so much still to be said about them”, Espido Freire tells us.

This informal and entertaining conversation will allow attendees to learn a little more about their lives and work, and about the streets of Madrid that Rosalía de Castro and Camilo José Cela frequented. How did these authors live? When were they in Madrid? How did their time in the capital influence them? What did these two writers have in common? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this informal and entertaining conversation, which is open to all audiences.

Born in Santiago de Compostela, Rosalía de Castro (1837-1885) was barely 20 years old when she arrived in Madrid, or more specifically in Calle Ballesta, in the Malasaña district, where she published her first collection of poems, ‘The Flower’. Camilo José Cela (1916-2002), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in the village of Iria Flavia (A Coruña) and moved to Madrid with his family when he was 9 years old.