On November 13th, at 7:00 p.m., Dr Valentín Corces will give the presentation titled: “Is Jerónimo de Pasamonte the author of Don Quixote?”. This presentation is included in the “Experience and Creativity” seminar which began on October 2nd and is being held at the Gonzalo Casas Pessino Cultural Diffusion Center.
Dr. Valentín Corces is a Doctor of Medicine and a specialist in Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Canis Majoris Foundation. Director of the “Annals of the Canis Majoris Foundation” Magazine. Member of the Institute of Spanish Language Psychiatrists (IPLE), former professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, former President of the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry and former Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO). During his forty years of professional career, he has worked in several English and Spanish hospitals and was Director of the Psychiatric Hospital of Madrid. He was nominated by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs as a member of the Psychiatric Assistance Reform Commission of Spain. He has published more than one hundred works and several books and monographs, and has acted as a teacher in numerous seminars and as a professor in the Faculty of Psychology of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
During the presentation, he will identify Jerónimo de Pasamonte with Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda, author of the apocryphal Quixote, which has become increasingly important in the Cervantine area. Some aspects of the identity of several Quixote characters will also be addressed, the controversies between Cervantes and Lope de Vega, the identity of Jerónimo de Pasamonte as author of the apocryphal Quixote will be discussed and, finally, the “Memories” of this rescued soldier will be analyzed by Don Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo in 1877.