For more than two decades, San Antonio’s Latino literary community has advocated, sometimes with little support, for a public space that celebrates the city’s deep Latino literary traditions.
While most of us simply disregard trash, some have found ingenious ways to use items we discard. In New York City, former sanitation worker Nelson Molina, for example, amassed a collection worth about $160,000 just from digging through the trash. And though he spent three decades putting it together, the “Treasures in the Trash Museum” doesn’t belong to him. In Colombia, a man’s spent about two decades rooting through the trash for his community.
Slippery, deceiving, seductive, hustling, sponger, bohemian; those are some of the adjectives that resume the life, full of drama as well as comedy, of José Zorrilla (1817-1893), the last of the Romantics, the 200th anniversary of whose birth, February 21st of 1817, was celebrated in Valladolid this past Tuesday.
The National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España, BNE) and the publishing house Gredos will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first-time publication of the ‘Dictionary of Usage of the Spanish Language’ ('Diccionario de uso del español'), by María Moliner. The celebration will take place March 1st, at 19:00, at the assembly hall of the institution.