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Original Title: Lampedusa
In this novel Rafael Argullol turns the little island of Lampedusa into the living metaphor of the world of the Mediterranean, the stage on which grandeur and decadence alternate in accordance with an implacable logic. Within that world, insular at the same time as it is universal, Argullol constructs his argument around a woman of mysterious beauty and a character, Leonardo Carracci, who makes curiosity about the unknown into the adventure of his life. Lampedusa, which follows in the line of the great European tradition of ‘novels of character building’, is a mythical story of initiation that powerfully evokes the most disturbing aspect of the human passion for beauty.
«Lampedusa submerges the reader in a voyage to lyricism and the evocations of a time and a place that seem not to exist».
Laura Ferrero, La Vanguardia).
«The Mediterranean at its purest».
Gonzalo Gómez Montoro, La Verdad de Albacete).
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