Memory heroics: Ethos daimon | Academic Article individual record

© 2015 University of Toronto Press.All Rights Reserved. This article is an extended meditation on Javier Cercas's 2014 novel El impostor.An extant fragment from Heraclitus says “ethos anthropoi daimon.” Marco, Cercas's protagonist, is undecidably a “man of destiny” or a “man of character,” to use Hegelian categories recently reappropriated by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio. But, if “character” is “destiny” for the man, as the conventional translation of Heraclitus asserts, how does a destructive character relate to history?

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Moreiras, A.
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