Ciriaco Morón Arroyo (b. Pastrana, 8 August 1935) is a Spanish philologist and professor. He took his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical University of Salamanca in 1957 and, in 1962, his doctorate from the University of Munich, where Heidegger was one his early influences.From 1971 until his retirement, he was the Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Spanish Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is currently an honorary researcher with the Discourse Analysis Group of the Human and Social Sciences Center at the Spanish National Research Council. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
He specializes in Spanish Literature and is an expert on the methodology of the History of Ideas. He has written about authors and books from every period, but certain themes recur throughout his work: The epistemology sof the Humanities, Cervantes, Shakespeare, the Generation of ’98, José Ortega y Gasset and the Siglo de Oro. (His edition of Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, from Editorial Cátedra, has gone through sixteen printings.)
(The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, 9789380914831)
A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.