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Literature, a Journey in Time and Space

Lecture by Patrick Deville

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From one continent to another, from one century to another, Patrick Deville brings about constant shifts in time and space in his literature. He passes through and connects utopias and failures, revolutions and dictatorships, the life stories and destinies of anonymous people and unforgettable characters. True time machines, his “fictionless” novels probe the folds of the past and reconstruct the “ridiculous novelesque lives of men,” their dreams and the ideals that fuel the motor of history. A chronicler of the past, witness to earlier times, Deville appears in his books as a sort of “ghost of the future”, inching his way across the fragile tightrope he has stretched between yesterday and today.

Patrick Deville is a writer and author, inter alia, of Ecuatoria (Anagrama, 2015) and Viva (Anagrama, 2016).

Presenters: Pere Ortín Andrés

Participants: Patrick Deville

This activity is part of Our Time, The Barcelona Debate

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