Brief essays around the Wunderkammer universe. Classics and contemporary. Our collection of small jewels in mini format.
Chet Baker piensa en su arte. Ficción crítica - Enrique Vila-Matas
An essay in fiction form that raises one of the key questions in literature: the possibility (or impossibility) of reconciling experimental literature with quality popular literature. Fiction and reality. Legibility and illegibility.
El misterioso caso del asesinato del arte moderno - Javier Montes
The birth of Contemporary Art explained as a detective research. The body of the crime: the work Élevage de poussière (1920). The main suspects: Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. The mobile: turning the artist-medium into an artist-Midas.
W. G. Sebald en el corazón de Europa - Cristian Crusat
Following Sebald's footsteps through his works, in parallel to key episodes in the History of Europe, Cristian Crusat enters the heart of the old continent to find himself no more and no less than with Cronos devouring his children.
Heridas abiertas - Begoña Méndez
The intimate diaries of 10 women writers reveal the great distance that exists between the intimate self and the public self of women. This short essay shows how the diaries began as a censorship tool to become a space of freedom.
Pequeño mundo ilustrado - María Negroni
Portable Encyclopedia of Amazement. Dictionary of wonders. In alphabetical order, as if the fantastic world could be ordered, more than eighty short texts follow about the most exquisite and solitary corners of our cultural universe.
La revolución de las flâneuses - Anna Mª Iglesia
The flâneur has become a cultural icon, but what about flâneuses? This critical study reviews the history of "strolling" women with a contemporary perspective and collects the rights to which they led the way, not yet fully consolidated today.
Sobre el andrógino - Joséphin Péladan
The figure of the androgyne has fascinated us from its origins until today. In this plastic and philosophical theory, the author asks himself why and makes a tour of the art of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the angel of Catholicism. A hymn to Beauty.
Los discípulos en Sais - Novalis
An initiatory journey through Nature will lead the disciples to lift the veil of reality and find the face of the sacred - or themselves, converted into poets. The founding text of German Romanticism.