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from Sergio Ramirez between reality and fiction

from Sergio Ramirez between reality and fiction

Q: In your work as a writer, as a novelist, it’s clear that the creation supplants reality, that the perceptions you create are more of reality than they are of fiction … Sometimes fiction is more real than reality.

A: My great ambition is to be able to dissolve the border between reality and fiction in such a way that you can’t tell where reality starts and fiction ends and vice-versa…

For me, storytelling is simply the result of the Cervantian tradition, where there is no difference between reality and fiction–what we call the meta-novel today. But it has to do not only with pieces of reality seeming to be imaginary or vice-versa, but also with the idea that biography becomes fiction. It’s like what Cervantes did: the writer is a character.

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