The Truth Imagined: The Imposture of Enric Marco as Portrayed in Javier Cercas’ El impostor.

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dc.contributor.author Afatsawo, D.
dc.contributor.author Yennah, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T16:58:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T16:58:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/34381
dc.description Seminar en_US
dc.description.abstract In his El impostor, Javier Cercas, the prolific Spanish writer, sought to unmask Enric Marco, who had lived his public life as a holocaust survivor and anti-Franco crusader, as an imposter. Couched in epistemological (fiction vs reality) and moralistic (truth vs. falsehood) terms, Marco’s imposture is debated against the backdrop of Spain’s most recent history: the Civil war and its aftermath, the Franco dictatorship, the Transición and the fervor of the Memoria histórica. In this presentation, I will read El impostor in light of three questions: a) What is an imposture b) Is an imposture justified and justifiable, and c) Is a public imposture the sign of the times. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject holocaust survivor en_US
dc.subject anti-Franco crusader en_US
dc.subject epistemological en_US
dc.subject Memoria histórica en_US
dc.title The Truth Imagined: The Imposture of Enric Marco as Portrayed in Javier Cercas’ El impostor. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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