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Lecture: Literatura, Arte y Catarsis (Literature, Art and Catharsis)

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; European Union Center
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge (Room 1080), Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL (map)
Date
Nov 19, 2014   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Harkaitz Cano, author
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Kim Rice
E-Mail
kimrice@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-7515
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Abstract (in Spanish):
Que la escritura, independientemente de su calidad literaria, tiene una potencialidad como terapia es algo consabido, tal y como demuestran las obras, entre catárticas y confesionales, de autoras como Anne Sexton. Pero mucho más allá de eso, la literatura, el cine, o diferentes ramas de las artes plasticas (especialmente disciplinas como el body art) pueden servir tambien para catalizar la rabia colectiva, denunciar la injusticia social y contribuir a la creación de una memoria historica compartida.

Bio:
Harkaitz Cano is a renown Basque author who holds a degree in law from the University of the Basque Country. He has worked as a radio, television and comic scriptwriter, and has translated into Basque works by Hanif Kureishi, Paul Auster and Allen Ginsberg. He has published poetry in Basque and Spanish (Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran, 2001; Compro oro, 2011), several award-winning collections of short stories and the novels Beluna jazz (1996), Pasaia blues (1999), Blade of Light (2010), and his most recent novel, Twist (2011; Spanish Critics Prize, Euskadi Prize).

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