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El Lazarillo de Tormes
March 7, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - April 7, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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