"Latin American poets do not teach us in classrooms. It is difficult to understand "| Culture

"Latin American poets do not teach us in classrooms. It is difficult to understand "| Culture

The poet Luna Miguel (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 1990) has jumped into the narrative with a novel of very vital impulses within the eagerness of its protagonist, a gastronomic critic very reader, to flee from orphanage. Orphaned first of mother, after father and finally of a loving teacher who wanted her as Humbert Humbert to the Lolita by Nabokov. The funeral of Lolita (Lumen) is not only the burial of that old professor, but that of a childhood and a youth in which the affections could not be consolidated. On the outside she seems rock and her life a constant flight forward, inside trembles and tangles as her hair weighed by knots that can not tame. Luna Miguel, millenial of pure strain, reads and narrates his world through the states on Facebook, the intimate photos uploaded on Instagram and the private accounts of alter egos on the networks and suffers (his protagonist) in real, meat encounters and bone, before real people. Vibrant literary beginning.

"Moving to the novel seems like a break but I've experienced it as something natural", reflects Luna Miguel in this interview. "I try to impregnate vitality in very gray places". Her protagonist, as she chooses the poet Raúl Zurita in many moments: "I chose Zurita because I was interested in making a link with Latin American poetry, it seemed essential that someone young like my protagonist read Latin American living authors because in the classrooms we are not teaches Latin American poetry, we learn from many men from past generations, from 27 ... but it is difficult to understand why if we speak the same language it is very difficult to reach the other side, to Latin America ". Miguel also talks about Eva Baltasar and Sara Mesa, with whom he lives these days on the shelves of bookstores.

Miguel talks about:

The funeral of Lolita. Lumen

Your life breaking. Raul Zurita. Lumen 2016

Permafrost. Eva Baltasar Random House literature. 2018

How to end the writing of women. Joanna Russ. Dosbigotes 2018

The book of Monelle. Marcel Schwob. 1894. Demipage. 2012

The girl on the seashore. Inio Asano.


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