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Three books for three destinations: travel and letters (II)

Three books for three destinations: travel and letters (II)

“In reading, as in travel, one goes alone, but returns accompanied.” Voltaire.

Even the least readers read when they go on a trip. Buses and airplanes encourage reading more than many institutions. The most readers, once at their destination, realize the impossibility of reading the five books they brought for the vacation. And so, a literary choreography begins in a lounger in the tropics or in a cabin in Finland.

Stories from Rome, by Enric González

El Trastére, a literary neighborhood

When the painter and writer Xavier de Maistre had to pay house arrest; he did not resign himself to a cloistered and sedentary existence. “I could begin the praise of my trip by saying that it has not cost me anything; This point deserves attention.” Maistre ventured to explore the confines of his roomand full of irony and imagination, he traveled the border of his room for 42 days: “My room is at forty-five degrees latitude, according to father’s measurements Beccaria; Its direction is from east to west, it forms a long square that is thirty-six steps wide, if one sticks closely to the wall. My journey, however, will contain more since I will traverse it lengthwise, crosswise, or diagonally, without following any rule or method. I will even make zigzags and go through all the possible lines in geometry if the need demands it.” Maistre reveals to us that you don’t have to go far to travel and enjoying this contradiction we accompany the traveler on his way: “From my chair, if you walk north, you can see my bed, situated at the back of my room, and forms the most pleasant perspective. She is set in the happiest way: the first rays of sun come to frolic on my curtains.”

The Bitch, by Pilar Quintana

The Colombian Pacific is a jungle territory. There the rivers are roads and the communities are examples of resistance. Life in the Pacific is not easy, but they have the will to live well, to live tasty, they say there. Pilar Quintana writes about human nature, about the latent conflict of life, about dogs and familiesof the human and the divine and the backdrop, the Pacific, the most forgotten region of Colombia, accompanies the reading as a lullabyas a fierce wind that hits the windows at nightfall.

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