Temps de la picor

The itching time came up yesterday, probably referring to Francoism, while I was prancing around in a new wig for purposes that will shortly be revealed. DCVB says “l’any de la picor” refers to distant times, and proverbologist Víctor Pàmies cites Joan Amades’s hypothesis that it comes from the Year of Fleas and Famine, 1471,…

Is Javier Cercas a necromancer?

How else to explain his repeated use of the motif “políticamente * y personalmente roto” in Anatomía de un instante?