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Mario Satz

The Winged Alphabet

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Acantilado

April 2019

216 pages

Narrative, Short Stories

Original Title: El alfabeto alado

There is a close relationship between the human soul and butterflies: what in one is oscillation and ascent is, in the others, fluttering and colour. Aristotle was the first to coin the word psyche to represent this nexus and, after him, poets and painters represented a winged, fragile, elusive yet lovely soul. Today it is photography that documents the lives of these splendid insects whose miraculous existence shows in turn how volatile and extraordinary human life is. Brief and intense, the stories that Mario Satz has brought together in this very beautiful book relate the adventures and misadventures of these winged jewels that have inspired so many the myths, legends, and fables that are worthy of being recorded.

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«The winged alphabet is a wonderful book, restless and hypnotic like a new species of lepidoptera. How to feel in the hands, when leafing through it, the poem of Basho that Mario Satz quotes: "Of all the fallen leaves, only one tries to return its place: the butterfly. "Yes, this book is a nature that is agitated, revolted, also against the horror of history».
Manuel Rivas, El País

«A writer interested in the subterranean senses through which the deepest conceptions circulate. Satz leaves the beaten fields and faces a world worked out with Franciscan patience».
Joaquín Marco, La Vanguardia

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