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Espido Freire and Manuel García del Moral discuss Quevedo and Góngora

What influence did Madrid have on these authors? Writer Espido Freire and Manuel García del Moral (Secrets of Madrid) will answer this and many other questions.

Date
Saturday 13 April, 11am
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Free admission until full capacity is reached.

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On Saturday 13 April at 11am, the writer Espido Freire and Manuel García del Moral (Secrets of Madrid) will talk about Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) and Luis de Góngora (1561-1627) as part of the ‘Two Authors, One City’ literary series. “So much has been said and written about these two authors, but there is so much still to be said”, Espido Freire tells us.

What was their relationship really like? What influence did Madrid have on their work? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this informal and entertaining conversation, which is open to all audiences.

Great poets, even greater rivals. The hatred and competition between the two authors is well documented, and there are few more interesting stories of ingenuity, slander and pettiness in the history of literature. "Once there was a man stuck to a nose, it was a superlative nose, an executioner-nose, a scribe-nose, the nose of a very bearded sword fish". Who could forget these verses in which Madrid’s very own Francisco de Quevedo lashed out at Luis de Góngora during the Golden Age of Spanish Literature? Espido Freire and Manuel García del Moral will discuss these and other verses.