Sound engineer Oscar Pérez
We are 25! And coming of age!!!
In episode 25, author Carlos Fonseca answered questions that readers sent throughout the month about his debut novel Colonel Lágrimas.
Colonel Lagrimas is Loosely based on the fascinating life story of the eccentric mathematician Alexander Grothendieck. Using an experimental narrative, Colonel Lágrimas is a collage of information. A film seen through the lens of a camera that transforms the reader into an active observer.
“Nowadays in our information era there is nothing more false than linearity, we don’t live in a linear world. We live in a place where we gather information from here and there constructing collages, so I wanted to experiment with a novel that processes information in the new ways in which we are accustomed through Twitter, Facebook. Like an information saturated society that picks and chooses almost like a rag-picker.”
Mentioned in this episode:
- Mexico’s Tlatelolco massacre in 1968
- No one writes to the colonel by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Temple of Iconoclasts by Juan Rodolfo Wilcox
- Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño
- Chilean author Alejando Zambra
- Chilean author Lina Meruane
- Indie publisher Restless Books
- Argentinian author Andrés Neuman
- Juan Villoro
- Translator Megan McDowell