Benito Irady

He is not only known as the president of the Center for Cultural Diversity: Benito Irady is a writer, researcher and expert on the popular traditions of our country, so much so that he worthily represented Venezuela before the Convention of Unesco for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

For Irady there are several important books in his life that he wants to share: the first is James Joyce's Ulysses, which is nothing more than the tragicomic story of a day in the life of three characters and which is considered one of the best novels in the English language of the XNUMXth century. “It confused me because only part of it was read to me in English and someone translated out loud. Some time later I discovered it translated into Spanish by Salas Subirat. He always accompanies me ”.

José Antonio Ramos Sucre recommends everything about the late Cumanés poet and essayist, without hesitation.

About Alfredo Armas Alfonzo says that you should read Los Cielos de la muerte, some stories chosen between 1949 and 1969.

Another bedside book by Irady is the Book of Restlessness by Fernando Pessoa, which is a kind of diary in which the Portuguese writer spoke about different topics such as love, friendships and other philosophical matters.

And, finally, he could not leave out Don Quixote de la Mancha, the universal classic of Miguel de Cervantes.



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