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Original Title: El afilador de cuchillos
The Knife Sharpener is a single poem, even though it is made up out of a series of thirty-three poems, each of which can stand on its own. Conceived of as an itinerary, Rafael Argullol’s work exhibits the experiences of shipwreck and of rebirth with a language in which spiritual investigation is guided all the time by the prominence of the senses and the body. With this book, after a long parenthesis, the author takes up again the poetic route begun in Disturbances of Knowledge (1979) and Sorrow in the Valley of Death (1983).
«A canticle of resistance, fed with good philosophical nutrients, that is capable of raising the reader up to an aesthetic heaven from the deeps of the angst of existence».
Carlos Ortega, El País
«The Knife Sharpener is a symbol and an allegory of the whole of the human condition at this end of the millennium».
José Luis García Martín, El Mundo).
«An act of lucid audacity: light after the splendour, a house after the collapse, error after the certainty».
José Carlos Cataño, ABC
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The Reason for Evil
Passion of the God Who Wanted to Be Man
A Sensory Education
A Vision of the Bottom of the Sea
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Adventure: A Nomadic Philosophy
The Hero and the Only One
The Man Who Hunted Instants
The End of the World as a Work of Art
Breviary of the Aurora
The Attraction of the Abyss
Encyclopaedia of the Dusk