Crudeza is published, the new book of aphorisms by Mario Pérez Antolín

After Oscura lucidez , Mario Pérez Antolín (1964) continues in Crudeza , which has just been published by the Asturian publishing house Trea, with its literary dietary model in which the aphorisms, the micro- stories are combined with rhythm and accuracy. , reflections and observations of everyday life, all impregnated with the critical distance and lyrical perspective that characterize the writer’s writing.

It is a book that never tires, because it alternates without rest the most disparate tones and registers -from the closest to the common language to the oneiric and imaginative-, making the reader sympathize with the intellectual voyage that is shown to us, critical with the traps of ideologies and a friend of individual sovereignty, so threatened at a time when the masses seem to absorb, like black holes, all the energy that surrounds them.

In short, a good book by a good author, ideal to read in (and against) these days of compulsive consumerism and social ramplonería raised to the nth power.

Here is a brief sample of some of Crudeza’s aphorisms:

As much as it abominated my innumerable deviations, they straightened me up as much as my intermittent rectitude.

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The important things that happen to us always end in laughter or crying; the trivial ones, in grimace or in talk.

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My aphorisms are like miniatures in a huge drawer.

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The minority writer is satisfied with the appreciation of a select audience. He wants admirable admirers.

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My days are crystals of common salt on an increasingly thin layer of ice.

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There are landscapes that are not measured in meters, but in minutes. The colossal time left them without extension.

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I manage to dominate when I do not enter into the calculations of others and, instead, they do enter mine.