Wednesday, July 17, 2013

the last book I ever read (Roberto Bolaño's The Skating Rink, excerpt three)

from Roberto Bolaño's The Skating Rink:

. . . Around that time I dreamed of the ice rink again. It was like the extension of an earlier dream: outside, the world was subjected to a temperature of 105 degrees in the shade, while inside the Palacio Benvingut, the glacial chill of the air was cracking the old mirrors. The dream began precisely when I put on the skates and went gliding, without the slightest effort, over the smooth white surface, whose purity, it seemed to me, was peerless. A deep and final silence enveloped everything . . .

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