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About the Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel.

It is assumed that Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del Rey.

In 1569, Cervantes moved to Italy, where he served as a valet to Giulio Acquaviva, a wealthy priest who was elevated to cardinal the next year. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Algerian corsairs. He was then released on ransom from his captors by his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic religious order. He subsequently returned to his family in Madrid.

In Esquivias (Province of Toledo), on 12 December 1584, he married the much younger Catalina de Salazar y Palacios (Toledo, Esquivias –, 31 October 1626), daughter of Fernando de Salazar y Vozmediano and Catalina de Palacios. Her uncle Alonso de Quesada y Salazar is said to have inspired the character of Don Quixote. During the next 20 years Cervantes led a nomadic existence, working as a purchasing agent for the Spanish Armada and as a tax collector. He suffered a bankruptcy and was imprisoned at least twice (1597 and 1602) for irregularities in his accounts. Between 1596 and 1600, he lived primarily in Seville. In 1606, Cervantes settled in Madrid, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Cervantes died in Madrid on April 23, 1616.

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Paperback, Published in Jan 2014 by Linkgua

ISBN10: 8498168686 | ISBN13: 9788498168686

Page count: 162

Publicado en 1614, este relato en verso cuenta el viaje al monte Parnaso de Cervantes y los mejores poetas españoles. Cervantes, montado en una mula, recorre lugares reales y míticos juntos a los mejores poetas españoles. Tras pasar por Madrid, la comitiva llega a Valencia, y asistidos por Mercurio, se hacen a la mar con destino al Parnaso en un barco hecho de versos. En el viaje avistan Génova, Roma y Nápoles y consiguen cruzar el terrible estrecho de Mesina. Ya en el Parnaso, tras un breve descanso, entablan combate con el ejército de los malos poetas utilizando como munición libros y poemas.

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