La Laguna pays tribute to great Canary writer
The Municipal Library of La Laguna will pay tribute during the month of February to Agustín Espinosa (Tenerife, 1897-1939), one of the most important writers of the archipelago whose figure commemorates Canary Letters Day this year.
From February 4 and until the end of the month, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to this author, which has been prepared in its entirety by the library team. To this sample will be added part of the exhibition which was mounted ten years ago to markseventy years of his death (1939-2009), curated by Ana María García Pérez and Margarita Rodríguez Espinosa.
On Wednesday, February 20, at 7pm, Luis Buñuel’s La edad de oro will be screened and on February 21, Canarias Letters Day, the Agustin Espinosa talk will take place at 7pm in the auditorium of the library.
The literary work of Espinosa, considered one of the great writers of the archipelago and one of the greatest exponents of surrealism in the Spanish language, covers various genres: poetry, story, newspapers, letters, lectures, opinion articles, prologues, essays, as well as a possible unfinished theatere piece. His personality and concerns were decisive in the development of the avant-garde and in the introduction of the international surrealist move-ment in the Canary Islands.