Historical pantomime

Why Javier Cercas’ pseudo-authentic Anatomía de un instante so appalled me, and El Follonero’s 23-F mockumentary Operación Palace struck me as brilliant. I’d have liked some Austen zombies, but I suppose their moment has passed. (Of cats and hares. I gave up Galdós’ inventions of nation ages ago, but enjoyed them at the time, rather…
Dan Leno, the Great Dame of Lambeth, in Mother Goose.

Is Javier Cercas a necromancer?

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