Garcilaso: A New Amorous Biography Lecture Series Garcilaso de la Vega: his life, his work, his time

Garcilaso: A New Amorous Biography

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  1. Carmen VaqueroCarmen Vaquero

    Doctora en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Ha sido catedrática de Lengua y Literatura del I.E.S. Alfonso X el Sabio (Toledo).

    Ha publicado diversos estudios sobre Literatura Española y Toledo, como El maestro Álvar Gómez: biografía y prosa inédita (1993), En el entorno del maestro Álvar Gómez: Pedro del Campo, María de Mendoza y los Guevara (1996), El proceso contra Juan Gaitán (2001), Fernán Álvarez de Toledo, secretario de los Reyes Católicos: genealogía de la toledana familia Zapata (2005), y Dos estudios sobre toledanos del siglo XVI (2007).

    Su investigación está dedicada en gran parte al estudio de la obra y figura de Garcilaso de la Vega, varios de sus libros sobre esta materia son Doña Guiomar Carrillo: la desconocida amante de Garcilaso (1998), Garcilaso, aportes para una nueva biografía (1999), Don Pedro Laso de la Vega: el comunero señor de Cuerva (2001), Garcilaso, poeta del amor, caballero de la guerra (2002), Doña Beatriz de Sá, la Elisa posible de Garcilaso (2002), la guía de lectura Garcilaso de la Vega (2006) en colaboración con Juan Carlos Pantoja Rivero y Javier de Navascués, Sobre Garcilaso (2007), Sugerencias para una ruta de Garcilaso (2009) y Garcilaso, príncipe de poetas: una biografía (2013), entre otros.

Garcilaso de la Vega’s love life seemed to be very well known and, in general, no-one was concerned about reexploring his steps on earth. However, the discovery of an important childhood sweetheart some years ago led to the conclusion that very little was actually known about him. The vast network of Spanish archives was waiting for someone to open many of its dusty pages and gradually get to the bottom of the Toledan’s passionate experiences in regard to his love life. And it was in this way that, file after file, the women who filled his life and gave rise to his verses appeared. After Guiomar Carrillo, Beatriz de Sá, his impossible Portuguese love returned, and, finally, after much investigation and fitting together the pieces of his biography, Camila, the shepherdess who was related to him and hidden to all, eventually emerged. Now the puzzle is complete and none of the fundamental pieces are missing, Garcilaso’s amorous biography is offered to us with all of its emotion and immortality.