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Ramón Andrés

To Think and Not to Fall

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Acantilado

Non fiction

November 2016

224 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Pensar y no caer

With this book, Ramón Andrés offers ten essays or meditations on a range of subjects, although the reader recognises a single sensibility in all of them, the same subtle, patient, penetrating gaze. Starting out from works of literature, music or film, with a selection (ranging from Sebald’s poem After Nature to Béla Tarr’s film The Turin Horse by way of Ligeti’s “Requiem”) which, in itself, is nothing less than a message to the reader, he ponders matters like the values entailed in breaking bread at the table, the relationship between humanity and animality, the chimeras of today and yesterday, calumnies, death, nothingness and exclusion and, through them all, he keeps whispering a diagnosis of our times.

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«An admirable, moving book. A necessary moral treatise».
Ara

«Andrés reflects in a subtly combative way about present-day society».
La Voz de Galicia

«An extraordinary reading of our society and our times».
Faro de Vigo

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