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Mario Benedetti Book Club aims to bring together a group of people fond of literature, who want to share the experience of reading in the author’s “home” of Alicante: Centre for Latin American studies Mario Benedetti. This centre houses Benedetti’s Madrid book collection, including books from a variety of authors –with their respective dedications and with Benedetti’s notes in the margin–, personal documents, autograph poems and numerous editions of his work.

These books will be provided to those attending the club and will be used for reading. The most valuable specimens of this bibliographic collection will also will be available.

The undeniable dissemination and impact of Mario Benedetti’s work is due to his ability to communicate, his “approach” to a general audience. This directly raises an inherent need of his literature to the goal of the book club: a dialogue on his narrative and poetry beyond a merely academic study.

A scrutiny of three of his stories –one of his most valuable novels and a selection of his poems– intends to provide a richer view of his works and to outline the knowledge of all his work. Other modes of artistic expression –such as musical auditions of some versions of poems and commentary of film adaptations– are treated to go into details concerning the debate on Mario Benedetti’s prose fiction and poetry.

The book club will be taught by Sergio Galindo, a graduate in Philosophy and Arts and text editor, who is teaching in different fields: as a secondary school teacher, coordinating the book club at the Alicante University and teaching the Masters in Literary Studies.

LOCATION: Centre for Latin American Studies Mario Benedetti (Faculty of Arts III, Building C).

From December 16, 2013 to February 17, 2014.

Registration form:

(By sending the registration form the student will receive an email with the bank details in order to pay the fee).


CREDIT RECOGNITION: 20 hours certificate issued by the Education Science Institute (ICE).

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