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Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live

Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live

The exhibition organised by AC/E and the Instituto Cervantes, shows the photographs produced by José Manuel Navia in connection with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes in 2016. For this project, Navia followed in Cervantes’ footsteps, visually capturing the places and paths trodden by the great author throughout his life – a troubled and uncertain life that is also revealed to us in a veiled manner in his works.  
 
The photographs that make up the exhibition – between 60 and 80 – are mostly new, taken especially for this purpose. The project is based on the act of photographing the main places linked to Miguel Cervantes’s life, the traces of a lifetime, so that the end result is not just another collection of pictures of different places but a series of photographs that embodies the personal gaze of a traveller who wishes to embrace Cervantes’s real and literary territory through image. The photographs are accompanied by detailed texts and literary quotes that refer to the author’s life as well as to his works. 


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José Manuel Navia narrates his vision of Cervantes
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Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live (eBook)
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Miguel de Cervantes or the Wish to Live (eBook)

  • Type: Exhibition catalogue
The book features the photographs produced by José Manuel Navia in connection with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes in 2016. For this project, Navia followed in Cervantes’ footsteps, visually capturing the places and paths trodden by the great author throughout his life – a troubled and uncertain life that is also revealed to us in a veiled manner in his works.  The photographs are accompanied by detailed texts and literary quotes that refer to the author’s life as well as to his works.

Available in Spanish and English.

A printed edition of the catalogue can be acquired through Ediciones Anómalas >

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