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Peluquería y letras

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Esta podría ser una novela picaresca, aunque, según las recepcionistas de la clínica de gastroenterología donde al protagonista le practican una colonoscopia, bien podría ser una novela negra, con misterios intrincados, accidentes macabros, pruebas incriminatorias y dos sospechosos nada comunes: una peluquera bretona de pasado oscuro y un vigilante de supermercado obsesionado con escribir el testimonio de sus experiencias en la vida. Lo peor es que el protagonista ni se lo imagina, porque está demasiado preocupado por las consecuencias de la felicidad, ese sopor embriagador tan agradable que le hace temer haber caído en la trampa del aburguesamiento. Suele repetirse que no hay literatura después de un final feliz, que la «buena literatura» no es una literatura feliz. La felicidad es banal, superficial, frívola, carece de conflictos. Y sin conflicto, se dice, no hay literatura. ¿Será de verdad imposible escribir una novela feliz sobre la felicidad? ¿Una novela profunda y al mismo tiempo frívola, trascendental y banal, un relato gozoso que no sea pura evasión egoísta? El protagonista de esta historia no está seguro e intenta descubrirlo con la ayuda de su familia; en cuanto al autor de estas páginas, sospechamos que necesita creer que sí.
This could be a picaresque novel, although, according to the receptionists at the gastroenterology clinic where the protagonist is undergoing a colonoscopy, it could very well be a crime novel, with intricate mysteries, macabre accidents, incriminating evidence and two unusual suspects: a Breton hairdresser with a dark past and a supermarket watchman obsessed with writing the testimony of his experiences in life. The worst thing is that the protagonist doesn't even imagine it, because he is too worried about the consequences of happiness, that intoxicating torpor so pleasant that it makes him fear that he has fallen into the trap of gentrification. It is often repeated that there is no literature after a happy ending, that "good literature" is not a happy literature. Happiness is banal, superficial, frivolous, devoid of conflicts. And without conflict, it is said, there is no literature.Is it really impossible to write a happy novel about happiness? A novel that is profound and at the same time frivolous, transcendental and banal, a joyous story that is not pure selfish evasion? The protagonist of this story is not sure and tries to find out with the help of his family; As for the author of these pages, we suspect that he needs to believe so.

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Geneva Public Library VILLALOBOS (Text)
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