The writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón think we’re going to “a cultural deforestation” and that the culture industry is in danger, not only for the individual or family piracy, “which is the parrot chocolate, but by big media companies that are those that feed this situation. ”
Ruiz Zafón (Barcelona, 1946), the Spanish author sells more books in the world, including ” The Shadow of the Wind “, the first of tetralogy with which has become an international phenomenon, says the situation is” serious and difficult “because large companies encourage and create new media and digital media to plunder.
“If we load the content, we’ll have to feed the past, which is all that is free of copyright,” he says.
The writer is involved this afternoon at the National Library with a conference with the symbolic title “A visit to the cemetery of forgotten books” in conversation with San Juan Vila, to mark the third anniversary of the National Library.
An appointment with readers in the “sanctuary” of books that the author means “a lot” because “readers complete the work, give all sense of reality and without them there would narrative,” although he also wanted make clear that readers and taste do not determine their work.
“His views do not affect me because if taken into account, such as a compass, nullify the creative process,” he says.
The writer currently lives equally between Los Angeles and Barcelona, the setting and character of his tetralogy “The Shadow of the Wind”, “The game of the Angel” and “The Prisoner of Heaven”, a triangle soon be extended to the ring with the expected volume point to put an end to this project which began in 2001 and, as acknowledged by the author, will be ready by 2013.
Zafón, passionate reader, lover of bookstores, a subject that a lot of their creative work, has told a group of reporters before the meeting with readers-a melee will repeat this weekend Fair Book- if I had to choose a book like pandemonium pdf, “very difficult”, you would with any of the greats like Dickens, Dostoevsky or Tolstoy.
Also the writer said about the eBook, and commented that the paper book will always exist and coexist with the digital.
“To read fiction gives me the same format, but to read history, I read a lot, I prefer paper for their indices, illustrations and all that; but I like touching a piece of paper to a piece of plastic, although I must say that the most important is the content, not the media. ”
“I hope the new technologies evolve better for digital reading a pleasure,” he underlined.
As to whether new technologies can change the process of creation, as Mario Vargas Llosa believes, Zafón thinks not.
“In the last fifteen years I have not seen that has been altered creation process. On the contrary, I think it is enriched with other formats; moreover, Twitter and Facebook have their days, they disappear and other new forms appear, “the author has opined.
Madrid, May 30 (EFE)