Now, also under the magical atmosphere of “Rocinante”, I spend some days searching for a title that will keep my reading habit alive. It is sad to have lost that “Boulevard of Culture”, but it is also true that it is still possible to find some booksellers, in Quilca itself and in Camaná, who, in some way, keep alive this tradition that protects the culture of the book . and exercises and strengthens the close bond that is usually establish between reader and bookseller. Let’s say that these spaces prolong the existence of an alternative cultural focus: next to the bars where bohemians enjoy themselves, such as Don Lucho, with its old jukebox, and the centenary
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Queirolo, where Martín Adán, Gonzalo Rose, Oswaldo Reynoso and So many other notable figures of Peruvian literature enjoy thirsty gatherings, there are those endearing environments, small or larger, some old and dusty, and others perhaps a little better arrang, but all offering us the opportunity not only to business database buy books but to feel the texture of the time spent on the spine and pages of the works of unexpect authors, of discovering, through conversation with a reading brother or with the bookseller himself, a perhaps out-of-print title that, later, in a corner , will be shown before our astonish eyes.
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Quilca lives What memorable books I found in that scrap . A good part of all the novels by Hermann Hesse, which Numbers Lists I read one after another. A beautiful ition of Nabokov’s Lolita ; Zero and Infinity , the shocking novel that Arthur Koestler wrote as a plea against Stalinist totalitarianism; a popular ition of Thus Spoke Zarathustra , by Nietzsche, and which I was somewhat discourag by the poor quality of the paper, but which I end up buying because I was eager to read that work,