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The Narrative of Antonio Muñoz Molina

Self-Conscious Realism and «El Desencanto»


Lawrence Rich

The Narrative of Antonio Muñoz Molina: Self-Conscious Realism and «El Desencanto» provides an in-depth study of Antonio Muñoz Molina's narrative production from 1982 to 1995 with a critical focus on narratology, metafiction, reader response, intertextuality, and the fictive autobiography. Muñoz Molina's adaptations of such genres as the detective story, the feuilleton and the (auto)biography are presented as conforming a «self-conscious realism» that reflects the epistemological uncertainty and moral ambiguity characteristic of Spain's post-Franco «desencanto.»