Editorial: Seix Barral
Synopsis: This book collects different reflections on literary invention which are the result of the author's experience as reader and narrator. The first part offers a general vision of the subjects treated, through texts, many of them unpublished, that the author wrote for readings and lectures. In the second part he analyzes specific literary works in essays and articles appeared partially in different periodicals.
Continuous Fiction covers subjects as the art of reading, the characteristics of short stories and novels, the fantastic impregnation, or the art of fiction writing, introducing the reader to the short stories of Clarín, or to the most recent Spanish short stories. Merino pays a visit to classical authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Stevenson and Conrad in an enlightening trip across the mythical universe of Yasar Kemal, the magic of Harry Potter, the worlds of the graphic novel and cinema. A delightful and original approach to literature.