Mortara: Metafiction, literary illness and literary genres in three books by Enrique Vila-Matas.
(Conclusion of research and proposal )
By Juan Pablo Plata
“One should go to a literature according with the spirit of the time, it should be a mixed literature, crossbred, where boundaries are confused and reality can dance on the border with fiction, and the rhythm erases the border. For some time now, I want to be a foreigner forever. For some time now, I think that more and more literature transcends national borders to make profound revelations about the universality of human nature.”
This was said by Enrique Vila-Matas during the acceptance speech of the XII International Prize Romulo Gallegos in 2001 for his book The vertical travel.
In an interview with Fernando Clemot for the magazine Paralelo Sur, Vila-Matas answered:
"You once said that "the novel of the future will be multi-racial o…