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Rafael Argullol

Breviary of the Aurora

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Acantilado

January 2006

144 pages

Aphorisms, Essay, Human Studies, Poetry

Original Title: Breviario de la aurora

The Breviary of the Aurora, which was created with the aim of achieving concision, is a text that is parallel to the Encyclopaedia of the Dusk. It is made up out of 360 words or definitions, organised alphabetically, in which the writer has demanded of himself the challenge of being brief. None of them was to extend over more than three lines: indeed, in most of them, it was going to be preferable to be even more laconic. Although written at any moment of the day, the great majority of these words or definitions appeared mistily after sleep, and (too often) out of insomnia.

Praises

«Argullol has distilled the essence of his thought and his experience into the few thousand words of his Breviary of the Aurora: a circle of 360 concise and well sharpened aphoristic definitions».
Jordi Pigem, La Vanguardia

«A brief great book».
Javier Rioyo

«Argullol, guided by a poetic explosion or lightning flash, has enclosed what is essential in the form of 360 definitions, ordered alphabetically».
Carmen Sigüenza, EFE

«Rafael Argullol entraps in the brevity of the maxim a lyrical intuition of profound meaning».
Manel García, El Periódico

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