A Lecture with Modesto Milanés
When: Thursday, April 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Upson Room - 102 Walter Library
On the occasion of the centenary of Cuban author Virgilio Piñera's birth, Modesto Milanés explores the thematic and stylistic lines of development of Piñera's narrative oeuvre over the trajectory of his four-decade career.
The lecture will be followed by a reception. An exhibit of books by and about Pinera, "Remembering Virgilio Pinera," will be on display in the Upson Room during the event. Light refreshments will be served.
Modesto Milanés is Subdirector of Cuba's largest digital publisher and online literary venue Cubaliteraria, and Adjunct Professor in the Facultad de Artes y Letras at the Universidad de la Habana. He is the author of Escala crítica (Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2009), a compilation of critical essays on Piñera and Jorge Luis Borges, and Virgilio Piñera o el poder de la ficción (forthcoming).
Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Library and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.