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Mario Satz

Imaginary Libraries

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Acantilado

November 2021

216 pages

Narrative, Short Stories

Original Title: Bibliotecas imaginarias

Ever since books and libraries have existed, the voices and ideas of the past have been conserved as true treasures of knowledge and pleasure. That something invisible like language survives in silence through writing until some hand awakens it for the delight of the eyes and joy of the heart, is endurance’s ambush of time. Mario Satz’s Bibliotecas imaginarias (Imaginary Libraries) seeks out and revives the atmosphere of these places of study where repose and inspiration came together to reveal their respective blessings to visitors. Hence, amid losses, fires, robberies, and donations of books, we travel through the history of these fantastic libraries with a sense of contemplating humanity as a whole in its quest to acquire knowledge, true to itself, or enemy of its best causes. As a result, more than a story of books, Mario Satz tells that of their indispensable readers.

Praises

“When intelligence and culture are crossed with an exquisite, poetic command of language, the result could be a book by Mario Satz.”
Sagrario Fernández-Prieto, La Razón

“Pleasure of the senses and spirit, Bibliotecas imaginarias is not only recommendable but necessary. May its author be thanked.”
Miguel Arnas Coronado, Quimera

“This small book is an enormous feat of the imagination, once again expressed in the endless struggle of the human being to write, read, preserve, and learn.”
La Vanguardia

“The stories in their outstanding diversity are a feast for the imagination. No one who comes to Mario Satz’s book will be bored.”
Iñaki Urdanibia, Kaos en la red

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