The director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, highlighted the “Civic virtue of Galdós and his defense of an inclusive, democratic patriotism and with the will to consolidate institutions such as Parliament, facilitator of real everyday life and not as an official invention. It is a good time to recover that spirit of Galdós as a benchmark for Spanish democracy and his commitment to a society that does not want to be deceived with lies and that wishes to support daily life from the dignity of the people ”.
On the morning of today, October 26, Montero attended a visit to the Pérez Galdós House-Museum in which he was accompanied by the Minister of Culture of the Cabildo Gran Canaria, Guacimara Medina and by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands, Juan Márquez . The also poet, essayist and novelist from Granada, who since 2018 has directed the Instituto Cervantes, took the opportunity to also visit the exhibition that is currently exhibited in the aforementioned museum entitled ‘Benito Pérez Galdós. The human truth. ‘
The director of the Cervantes Institute was accompanied on his visit by the director of Spanish Cultural Action, José Andrés Torres Huerta, Raquel Caleya, director of Culture of the Cervantes Institute, the insular director of Culture of the Council of Culture of the Cabildo, Francisco José Bravo de Laguna, and the director of the Pérez Galdós House-Museum, María Victoria Galván, who served as guide for the exhibition that will remain open at said center until December 15 and is organized within the framework of the extensive program called ‘Canarias , the land of Galdós’, dedicated to commemorating the centenary of the death of the writer Benito Pérez Galdós.
The attractiveness of Galdós’s literature that has affected generations of all kinds lies, in the opinion of García Montero, “in the search for reality, because he knew how to distinguish very well the human condition and society, inevitably united. But from there there is also privacy “, points out the director of the Instituto Cervantes, “the individual way of responding to the historical experience, beyond the dates and events”.