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23 Mar / 2016

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Cervantes travelled to Lisbon lured by the scent of new opportunities, but these amounted to nothing. The new court, suddenly overflowing with go-getters and people hoping to find something to do, was seething with commercial activity: “In her the riches of the East are poured out, from her they are scattered over the universe.” The author blew the dust off the memories of this fruitless stay and used them in Persiles.