Cancellation and its enemies
La cancelación y sus enemigos
A sharp, questioning essay that reveals the different interests behind the term “cancel culture” and inspects the criteria that we use to evaluate art today.
Does a censoring and puritan “cancel culture”, limiting the artists freedom, really exist? Or better still, “why do they call it ‘cancelling’ when they actually mean criticizing?” Gonzalo Torné asks himself these questions in an article that would receive an unexpected reply: that of Clara Montsalvatges, one of the characters of his novels. Together they paint the picture of a scenario where the “emancipated audiences” are making new demands on creators and they question the responsibilities of an artistic representation that is committed to capturing complexity.
GONZALO TORNÉ was born in Barcelona in 1976. He is the author of three previous novels published in Spain, for which he won the Premio Jaén de Novela and was a finalist for the Premio Nacional de Narrativa.
Other Works by Gonzaló Torné:
Divorcio en el aire (2013) spanish: Random House / french: Seuil - english: Harvill / Knopf - italian: Mondadori - german: DVA - dutch: Atlas / Contact - portuguese (Brazil): Bertrand
Hilos de sangre (2010) spanish: Mondadori / french: Seuil
Lo inóspito (2007) spanish: Mondadori