Tirant lo Blanc
The Historical Library of the Universitat de València organises a reading of Tir

On November 20th, on the occasion of the Day of the Valencian Book, the Historical Library organises a reading of the Tirant lo Blanc open to the open public.

In 2000, the Valencian Government (Generalitat Valenciana) instituted on November 20 as the Day of the Valencian Book. That same day, but in 1490, the first edition of the work Tirant lo Blanc by the Valencian Joanot Martorell emerged from the press of Nicolau Spindeler, according to the colophon.

This book of cavalries, an emblematic work of the golden age of Valencian literature, which was saved from the bonfire in Don Quixote, is considered the beginning of the modern European novel and is the greatest Valencian contribution to universal literature. This novel narrates the adventures of weapons and love of its protagonist, Tirant, a hero who manages to release Constantinople of the Turkish power, as well as a knight more human than other knights, that suffers for the love of Carmesina.

His plot, varied and rich in register (from a serious tone to humor, from cruelty to sensualism), makes it a pleasant and fun reading, which has resisted the passage of time.

In order to celebrate the Day of the Valencian Book, the Historical Library has organized the reading of this magnificent work that will take place in the Duc de Calàbria room, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. To participate, call the library indicating your reading time and you will receive an email with your fragment. The contact telephone number is 961625586. We encourage you to participate in the Valencian Book Day.


Date From 1 november 2023 to 20 november 2023. 24h. Every day.

  • 21 november 2023 at 09:00 to 20:00. Tuesday.

Place Biblioteca Històrica

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Contact mtrigo@uv.es

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