Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

José Saval (University of Edinburgh)
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In his work, he created an insightful picture of his times, writing in a wide range of genres from poetry to drama and the essay. However, he became internationally renowned as a novelist, especially for his detective novels. He also wrote a considerable number of books on gastronomy. Politically committed during all his life, he became the voice of the wretched. He reassessed the importance of popular culture by integrating it into his most ambitious works. He was awarded numerous prizes and a honoris causa doctorate by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. As an advocate for utopias in a society which, according to him, urgently needed them, he played an important role as an essayist. His essays

La palabra libre en la ciudad libre

(

The Free Word in the Free City

) and

Panfleto desde el

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Citation: Saval, José. "Manuel Vázquez Montalbán". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 August 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12001, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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