“No me han de juzgar por mi ambición como scritor sino por la novela que he scrito”

Four years ago About the great land (Proa, 2018), Melcior Comes (Sa Pobla, 1980) vuelve con fuerza a All the mechanisms (Proa). The painter Mallorquin presents a short story, a narrative of voices, which explains a case of corruption and blackmail in Barcelona and Mallorca. Basada en hechos reales, en el libro defilan desde los politicos y emprasarios corruptos hasta los sicarios que ejecutan sus voluntades. Inviting the lecturer to participate and imply in the narrative for the complete, Comes ofrece a version of color and perhaps the functioning of the circles of power, the search for obsession with truth, and the obscurity of human nature. Let’s talk about the novel’s writer, de The Wirede Jonathan Franzenand the influence of Netflix and the ‘true crime’.

The book is empathy with a confession: “my friend and my friend”.
Creo que el lector, si le das un poco de anticipación, se engancha mejor a una novela. This confession has an intimate, intimate approach: the person is the one who says that we don’t know who knows how to be a friend, who can do it anyway, but to meditate on what you say “exactly”.

Quien muere es Max Riba, periodista y director de El Vigilant. It is a personage that persists in the form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
There is someone who has a mission between this and this and I create that is very interesting. They are the type of characters who are in love, who have a lens and in their case the principle is always there. When studying at the university, she has a mania to investigate declining influences and to write who is exactly who. He is a typical North American periodist, who is famous for famous periodists, many times of infiltration. Atraía también porque hablando con colegas periodistas veo que muchas veces han tenido esta ambición de hacer periodismo muy independiente, muy libre, al margen de servidumbres del partido que en aquel momento gobierna el país. Y ha salido adelante a duras penas. Making a periodic margin of any kind of servitude of the world of politics or politics is very complicated, we have everything in this country where we have a tradition of these formats more independent.


Melcior Comes acaba de publicar la novela All the mechanisms. Photo: Sergi Alcàzar

¿Is a figure of a periodical that is practiced in our country?
Creo que hay una generación, la de los periodistas que tienen ahora entre 30 y 40 años, que lo han cogido con otra actitud. That he intentado salir adelante de esta manera. I believe that many people can be recognized in a person who is a characteristic and all about the problem of intent to make periodicity in a world like ours. The true periodism.

Decías en la presentation of the book that he was an obsessive person like you.
If you want to have a good time, you will have to enter this place and you will be a good novelist and you will have to do it. In this country we are a little overwhelmed by the series of things that can be considered that most of the children who have some kind of arrogance and work need to be very and very pathetic. What happened to the queen and the final one who had the best results.

To be a good novelist and to have something to do

Ie Quieres decir que para ser buen novelista se tiene que ser obsessive?
There are many models of writers and every work of a different manner. But this novella is the territory of the obsession because you have a dramatic focus on the characters very intensely. Ni el cine, ni el cuento, ni el teatro ponen el foco de una manera tan intensa dentro de los personajes y en sus propias obsessions. Con eso acabas viendo el cumulo de tensiones, de deseos que quacquier persona lleva. On the other hand, I believe that the work of a novelist is more of a constancy than the obsession of the moment. It is the water of the sum and first of all a pieza and después otra.

The search for the truth is that he wants to advance the tram. “La verdad es despiadada”, says one of the characters in the final monologue.
That’s what it is. The truth we know, but we have a point that she wants, I want to say that we prefer not to. Hay angels are dead and many times we prefer to escape from our misfortunes. It is a book about a criminal association associated with criminal trauma. Create a series of characters and a narrative brand to mark a territory where this truth is. La novela tiene muchas voces y pide también que tu propia voz, la voz del lector, se sume con todas estas para decir la suya. It is completely complete in the sense of being able to do what you want to do. My vision is that we don’t talk to each other. You speak, I speak, and it is part of what we do not know that we know what we want. And además, no es lo mismo como lo explicas veinticuatro horas después de los hechos que veinticuatro meses. But I created in the lens of the lens, eh! I am not one of those little watermen who says that he loves us and that there are all interpretations. Hay hechos objevevos que al final no se pueden ahogar.

The truth of the characters is obscure, secret and including perversions.
In this sense, the novella is adjusted to reality. All we have secrets, all we have debilitations, flakes and evidence but we are not with you. Y no creo que eso sea una visión pessimista de las cosas, sino compleja, rica y poliédrica de lo que somos y realmente justa. When we are not, it is part of us, we have a vision of our misfortune.

The novelist’s work is more of a constancy than an obsession

It is a fiction, but a great part of history is based on real life. What is the intention here?
Si, todos los casos que salen al libro son reales, incluo aquel del viejo que mató a alguien que le venía a robar el dinero de las tragaperras. Creo que el periodismo tampoco nos acaba de decir muchas de las cosas que son necesarias para entenderlas. You know that there is a person who wants to pay money illegally because he finds the right to justice, which is a reconstruction of the hechos in las sentencias, the ‘hechos probados’. You can find out that this is the reunion of the day, you talk about it, you offer so much money … but it is. The novella takes the focus in the history of a way that we can find many things that can be traced back to the way we look, in the sea of ​​the periodicity of television. Literature can give you a lot of attention from the heckos, from the part that can be removed.

Is corruption necessary for everything to work?
We have agreed that the system is based on this idea. We corrupt the pardon. Y lo hemos visto por ejemplo ahora en Madrid. You want to get rid of a rival’s corruption case and the result is that the sale is reformed and you have something to do. It is brutal and it is in many countries of Spain.

Ots All the mechanisms are the mechanisms of power, are you crazy?
All jokes, the tambourine fell to the ground. All of the narrative mechanisms for everyone’s entries that have passed. All the characters that rodean los hechos, tanto los que están arriba como abajo. Because of the short story, everyone has the opportunity to take a picture boinas de los caballos, hasta el mismo caballo que acaba hablando con el hijo del amo. They are a type of history that radiographs the function of the world coming with the excitement of crime, as The Wire the series Dopesick de Netflix, which explicitly states that a pharmacist is inventing an opium against the dollar and even in a society in the EE.UU. I also described everything as an organization of food, as the people creating the pharmaceuticals in the shops and the people who die, the alkaline in The Wire he has the most trill.

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All the mechanisms, a novella tried by Netflix. Photo: Sergi Alcàzar

Audiovisual reference, in the book it is very clear in the movie, Casino.
When one of Max Riba’s characters spoke: “I can read you a dialogue and a dialogue from the game Casino as a fragment of The modern fashion “. You are the one who played the game Casino, verás que es esta novela: con saltos en el tempo, muchos testigos, también hay un triángulo amoroso, también hay un intento de asesinato … Y la cita a The condition is modern de Lyotard es porque es una novela muy posmoderna.

Does the book look like an audiovisual language?
My idea was to try Netflix. I want to read popular literature, which is ‘true crime’, which is like ‘reality’ periodical, and convert to literature. My intention is to build a novella with the eyes and eyes of those who love to use popular narrative forms. A little like that El Quijote que hacía el libro con la referencia de las novelas de caballería, quería pensar qué está consumiendo ahora a la gente ya partir de aquí intentar hacer otra cosa. In this type of report, there is no narrator, but the story is built on the voices of the implied. Una explica una cosa, su rival otra, el periodista una diferente …

I am interested in the fact that the lecturer believes that this novel is being constructed

It is a novella that also exhibits a lot of skeletons, the ADN. Include your equipment as a person.
I am interested in the fact that the lecturer believes that this novel is being constructed. By this device, my character is working on a language and a code with a code with a lecturer recognizing a lot of material to make history. This is the manner in which the lecturer assists and participates in this search. The ultimate chapter in reality can be read as first, but the lecturer is all material, but also in the other way. Of course, I don’t write in this book.

Do you think that your novel is more ambitious?
When an empire writer writes, he is a pianist who only jokes with me, because he dominates the empire with others. Y cuando sabes muy ya puedes poner otro teclado encima. Yo en la novela anterior ya puse otro teclado encima, toqué teclas que no había tocado nunca, y en esta he añadido otro más. But in realizing the ambition is not for nothing, the only thing that makes it work is what you want to do with that ambition. I can use it for my ambition as a writer, for the left hand, but for the novella that is written.

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