I can't read Spanish beyond guessing at words here and there, but no great knowledge is required to understand the headline, which may make crime-fiction readers proud:
"La novela policiaca deriva de la literatura épica"
With a bit of help from my scraps of French and Italian and a bit more from a translation program, I gathered that Vargas has some highly interesting thoughts about the phenomenon of the recurring series protagonist. She links it to ancient and medieval tales, in which one hero embarks on a series of adventures that take up almost his entire life.
She also reveals her first two literary loves: Rousseau and Proust.
© Peter Rozovsky 2008
French crime fiction