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Rafael Argullol

An Erotic-Theological Treatise

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Acantilado

May 2016

96 pages

Narrative, Short Stories

Original Title: Tratado erótico-teológico

In this short treatise, which formed part of his A Vision of the Bottom of the Sea, Rafael Argullol offers us a philosophical allegory of our condition as strangers in the world and of the possibility of going back to that mythic state in which nature was a true home: “Not only had man been expelled from Paradise: God, too, had left, leaving it abandoned. Paradise was left uninhabited, and since then we – both God and ourselves – have felt the temptation to return. However, we were cowards in the face of the dictatorship of time. God tempted us: “Go back!” And we tempted him: “Come back!” An iron gate prevented us from hearing one another. Thus, Paradise would stay empty for all time. What was required was for us to be tempted once again. If we seduced God so that he would return, we would prove to ourselves that he too wanted to go back.”

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Acantilado

May 2016

1 pages

Narrative, Short Stories