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#12 HAPPINESS IS READING!

THE PLEASURE OF READING BEGINS LONG BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THE BOOK SAYS. IT STARTS FROM THAT PLEASURE YOU FEEL WHEN YOU PICK UP A BOOK THAT YOU HAVE NOT READ YET.

MOREOVER, IF THIS BOOK IS A GIFT FROM A FRIEND, IT STARTS EVEN EARLIER, FROM THE GRATITUDE TOWARDS THAT PERSON, FROM THE PLEASURE TO UNDERSTAND THAT YES, FRIENDSHIP IS A TRULY RARE AND PRECIOUS AFFINITY, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY THE OTHER’S WISHES AND TO MEET THEM WITH A BEAMING SMILE OF COMPLICITY.

"ON THE HAPPINESS OF READING" IS A PRECIOUS BOOK - A LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION, FEATURING YARN BINDING AND HAND-CUT PAPER - SUMMING UP VINCENZO CONSOLO’S THOUGHTS ON THE JOY OF DISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF READING. A FEW PAGES THAT EXPRESS THE NEED FOR THIS PARTICULAR OXYGEN, SO ESSENTIAL TO OUR EVOLUTION, OUR IMPULSES AND OUR NOBLEST IDEALS.

EVERY AGE HAS ITS READINGS AND ITS WAY TO READ THEM, LET’S KEEP CAREFULLY THIS PRIVILEGED TIME, THIS UNIQUE AND DISCREET WELL-BEING TREASURE. ENJOY THE READING, ALWAYS!

VINCENZO CONSOLO, LA FELICITÀ DEL LEGGERE ("ON THE HAPPINESS OF READING")
EDIZIONI HENRY BEYLE (ITALIAN EDITION)

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