Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Seix Barral, 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 359p., indices, wrps. New. Item #82042
There are words, there are days and (dis)considerations. But in these collected Essays, there is no question of being inconsiderate: irreverent yes, disrespectful no.
Perhaps it sounds curious to put it in these terms, but the first hypothesis -or conjecture, if you prefer a term from an enigma novel- is that the writings, articles and essays that are gathered in the volumes Words and days and Inconsiderations are more personal than the stories and novels of Abelardo Castillo. And with this we do not want to signify anything of the order of the autobiographical as determinant, and even less to postulate any notion about a supposed objectivity of fiction in general and of his in particular, nor to deny that Castillo always wrote putting his heart in the center. from the scene. What we want to suggest is that the effect of something intimate, personal, very, very personal, almost like a melee, deepens and becomes more visible in the essayist Castillo.
The traces of others become visible in their essays.