Big Book Fair in Mexico

On April 15 will be held conferences, presentations, cultural activities and gastronomic tastings. your visit may also be to visit your dentist in Mexico.


82 years ago, along with an olive tree, on the road between Víznar and Alfacar (Granada), the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca was assassinated by the Francoist army. The unfortunate date not only marked one of the most tragic moments of the Spanish Civil War in the calendar: it also ended with one of the most important voices in literature. Years later, after Franco’s victory in 1939, thousands of Republicans like Lorca had to flee from Spain and found a new home in Mexican exile, a country that welcomed them with open arms. From this new life that began in Mexico, the community of forced emigrants created associations and institutions that ended up marking the course of the country’s recent history as El Colegio de México, the Ateneo or Fondo de Cultura Económica.


On the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Republic, this Sunday the Spanish Athenaeum in Mexico will celebrate the VII Federico García Lorca Book Fair where lectures, presentations and cultural and gastronomic activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. . During the day there will be a gathering with the families of three Republican pilots: Colonel Manuel López González, Captain José Bastida and Lt. Enrique Vilatela, who participated in the Civil War and ended up living in exile in Mexico.


In addition, homage will be paid to Mexican women muralists with the presentation of the book Eclipse of seven moons by Dina Comisarenco Mirkin that rescues the artistic work of the artists who participated in one of the most important cultural phenomena in Mexico.


With almost 70 years of history, the republican Athenaeum founded by figures such as Luis Buñuel, León Felipe, Francisco Giner de los Ríos or Niceto Alcalá Zamora is a synthesizing core of thought, an emblem of republican exile and a forum for the Latin American culture of the last century. Its large library, its events and activities have served as a meeting point for the knowledge and culture of both parts of the Atlantic.