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.
The important things that happen to us always end in laughter or crying; the trivial ones, in grimace or in talk.
My aphorisms are like miniatures in a huge drawer.
The minority writer is satisfied with the appreciation of a select audience. He wants admirable admirers.
My days are crystals of common salt on an increasingly thin layer of ice.
There are landscapes that are not measured in meters, but in minutes. The colossal time left them without extension.
I manage to dominate when I do not enter into the calculations of others and, instead, they do enter mine.