Life’s Possibilities: Existential Literature and Poetics
2 Jul 2010 - 18:30
All writers invent a conceptual character to write without writing, to continue to make literature where there is no support other than the “here and now” of the experience that, for lack of a better word, we call “life”. These conceptual characters are not circumstantial. They are the result of what they write. When inventing these strategic masks, they observe innovative ways to place literature and life on equal footing.
ALAN PAULS is a writer and was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1959. He published essays on cinema, literature and visual arts. He is author of the novels, “The Prudishness of the Pornographer”, “El colóquio”, “Wasabi”, “The Past” (Herralde 2003 award), “Historia del llanto e Historia del pelo”, and of the essays, “Manuel Puig. La traición de Rita Hayworth”, “Lino Palacio: la infancia de la risa”, “El factor Borges. Nueve ensayos ilustrados e La vida descalzo”. His books have been translated into more than eleven languages.