Vol. 5 (2016)
Osservatorio

Javier Cercas e l’arte del romanzo

Published December 29, 2016

Abstract

This article focuses on a particular feature of postmodernism, the tendency of writers to become critics as well, and at the same time, turn their own literature into a reflection on how to create literature. In the Iberian context, Javier Cercas, a contemporary writer of international renown, has characterized his production by continuous reflection on the novel, conducted both in the works of fiction, in which the meta-literary component becomes ever more present, to reach a mixed genre with blurred boundaries, and also in his works of non-fiction. This study focuses on this particular aspect of Cercas’ bibliography, attaching particular importance to El punto ciego, Javier Cercas’s most recent essay, published in 2016.

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