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Sergio del Molino (Madrid, 1979) changes in each book that is published and, however, the fundamental principle of his style remains the same. Such style is defined by having achieved a personal voice that is transmuted from book to book. In an essay devoted to certain works of Javier Marias and Enrique Vila Matas argued years ago, the concept of “Figurations of the self”, which he understood more comprehensive and appropriate than the fiction, so fashionable then. In The skin can be taken in different modulations of figuration, in which is included the auto-fiction.

In none of these figurations is abandoned, never the one that I think is most important and that crosses the entire book: a self reflective matching with the treatment essayistic (as is done, in a splendid chapter that works as a true monograph of the chroma of the skin as the foundation of the racism) or to a me fanciful, as when iterates through an episode taken from the life of , John Updike, or the literary critic when he proclaims lucidly the fundamental unit of Nabokov.

Cruelty of Stalin

The best thing is that I thoughtful is that it is capricious, of writer. That allows it to be exaggerated if you want to, for example, when you attributed to the disease psoriasis , which is the leitmotiv of the play, the extreme cruelty of Stalin. The Grand Dictator in the sought after solitude of your swimming pool in Sochi, it is imaginary, you don’t need to be justified. More important than historical truth, is about the manuscripts of the city of Qumran, or on the loneliness of Cindy Lauper, is the perspective, the gaze of a writer who knows that a metaphor is worth all the words.

That condition stylistic figuration makes each chapter read as an essay literary, not as a monograph indebted to sources (who notes at the end) or accuracies. It is not certain that Stalin, Nabokov or Updike, to be as well, when The Mill caught. What is important is that the reader need not be now otherwise.

Depth of the look

There is another condition of your style and opinions, which I understand is very important and healthy in the times we live in. It is the condition of freedom of the word and of the viewpoint from which the politically correct have stopped having so many and so many in the culture of today. Maybe you understand the reader what you will say if I play a single one of its many reflections, such as those who do not want the thing: “The bolshevism was a puritan, as all movement is due to a cause greater than”. is puritanism would be defined today by Ortega as the theme of our time . And Sergio’s Mill pulls away from him laughing, because that is another condition I figured, is one of the few writers that make you laugh, because it has laughed before themselves. The depth of his gaze, being personal, it embraces the reader, who feels concerned by his pain and his laughter at a book decidedly splendid.