Cela’s sellout

To think the man used to be one of my idols.

From The Guardian: “Camilo José Cela, the last Spaniard to win the Nobel prize for literature, continued to inform against other authors and academics even when they thought he had joined an emerging front of dissident writers.

The revelations have come from the well-known historian Pere Ysàs, who found papers showing that Cela, who died two years ago, had volunteered advice to Franco’s information ministry and suggested some dissident writers could be bribed, tamed and “reconverted” by the generalísimo’s regime.”

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