The National Library of Spain presents the exhibition “Miguel de Cervantes: From Life to Myth (1616-2016)” on the 4th Centenary of the death of the author of “Don Quixote”. This show offers a comprehensive view of the man, the figure and the myth which Cervantes has become, as well as of his identification with Spain and his projection in the Western imaginary in the last few centuries. The spectacular National Library, located at Paseo de Recoletos, contains documents, books, sculptures, photographs, oils and other objects of different types. Two hundred pieces from its Cervantine holdings connected with the author’s life will be displayed, in addition to works on loan from the General Archive of Simancas, the National Historical Archive and the General Archive of the Indies, the Prado Museum and some private collections. The first part of the exhibition, “A Man called Miguel de Cervantes”, takes a close look at all that we know about the author and also about the places and events in his personal and literary life during the period known as Spain’s Golden Age.
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