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Canavaggio, Jean

Jean Canavaggio, professor emeritus at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, was director of the Casa de Velázquez from 1996 to 2001. Prominent among the books he has authored are Cervantes (1987, latest ed. 2015), Cervantes, entre vida y creación (2000), Don Quijote, del libro al mito (2006) and Retornos a Cervantes (2014). In addition to serving as editor of Historia de la Literatura española (Barcelona, 1994–95) and contributing to the Don Quixote edited by Francisco Rico, he has edited French translations of Cervantes’s works in prose (2001), a selection of works by Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross, and Don Quixote, all published as part of the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade collection He is currently collaborating on an edition of Mérimée’s complete works. He has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise.

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