El Lazarillo de Tormes, Thursday, March 7, 2013 to Sunday, April 7, 2013 - The Guide - Los Angeles magazine

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El Lazarillo de Tormes

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
Thursday, March 7, 2013 to Sunday, April 7, 2013

Now we know him as the prototype for practically every leading man ever (Charlie Sheen, anyone?), but back in the 16th century, the "picaro" or roguish anti-hero was still a radical figure in literature. El Lazarillo de Tormes rivals Don Quixote for its contribution to Spanish literature, which included inspiring the "picaresque" novel. Lina Montalvo's retelling presents a young pauper who survives, and thrives, by his wits. More information