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25 January 2009
Escritura: verdad y lo crudo

Martí Manen

Para decidir si algo está “bien” o “mal” tenemos una regla muy sencilla: la redacción debe ser verdadera. Debemos escribir lo que es, lo que vemos, lo que oímos, lo que hacemos.
Por ejemplo, está prohibido escribir: “La abuela se parece a una bruja”. Pero sí está permitido escribir: La gente llama a la abuela “la Bruja”.
Está prohibido escribir: “El pueblo es bonito”, porque el pueblo puede ser bonito para nosotros y feo para otras personas.
Del mismo modo, si escribimos “el ordenanza es bueno”, no es verdad, porque el ordenanza puede ser capaz de cometer maldades que nosotros ignoramos. Escribimos, sencillamente: “el ordenanza nos ha dado unas mantas”.
Escribiremos: “comemos muchas nueces”, y no: “nos gustan las nueces”, porque la palabra “gustar” no es una palabra segura, carece de precisión y de objetividad. “Nos gustan las nueces” y “nos gusta nuestra madre” no puede querer decir lo mismo.

Agota Kristof. Claus y Lucas, una mirada al mundo con ojos de niño malo.

Gracias Ana!

Director of Index Foundation, Stockholm, exhibition curator and art critic. Yes, after Judith Butler it is possible to be several things at once. He thinks that questions are important and that, sometimes, to ask means to point out.

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