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Rafael Argullol

Damn Perfection

Writings on the Sacrifice and Celebration of Beauty

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Non fiction

September 2013

240 pages

Essay, Human Studies

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Slovenian (LUD Literatura)

Original Title: Maldita perfección

Argullol is always concerned about the relationship between man and artistic inquiry, in each and every one of its disciplines, as a path to knowledge. This time he embarks on a journey of twenty-two stops in which one finds, among other characters, phenomena and places, Michelangelo, Honoré de Balzac, Goethe, Lucretius, Dante, Thomas Mann, Victor Hugo, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Dürer, Picasso, Nietzsche, Rilke, Dostoyevsky, Mantegna, the Cappella Sansevero, the Soyuz spacecraft, the sculptor’s stone, spectres, mountains and silence. This is a book full of echoes summoned up by one of our most brilliant writers.

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«One of this year’s great books».
Diario de Sevilla

«A splendid collection of essays».
El Mundo

«An intelligent, essential book».
La Vanguardia

«Delicious perfection».
El País

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Acantilado

Non fiction

September 2013

1 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Translation Rights

Slovenian (LUD Literatura)