Literary feet

“Little feet, arched and clad in new, elegant shoes, are one of the most attractive aspects of a woman...”

“Little feet, arched and clad in new, elegant shoes, are one of the most attractive aspects of a woman...”

“En Santander. El pez y el reloj” in Los pueblos, ducking out of eternity and the meaning of life, Azorín is fetishising feet at the Cantabrian beach resort:

Little feet, arched and clad in elegant new shoes, are one of the most attractive features of a woman. I contemplate them all with the discretion with which a modest observer of life has to do these things. Maybe this splendid lady passing finds herself so close to me in order that I may realise an inspection; so–pay attention–I drop my little walking stick in her path and bend down, as is natural, to pick it up…

Then a fisherman catches a fish, Azorín’s watch falls in the water, and he wonders whether this magnificent swap

isn’t like when we invest our illusions in an ideal and then melancholy reality takes us on different paths.

So, no lectures on podiatrics for the poor:

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Last updated 08/06/2007

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

Generation of '98 (23): The Generation of '98 Generación del 98 or Generación de 1898) was a group of novelists, poets, essayists, and philosophers active in Spain at the time of the Spanish–American War. The name Generación del 98 was coined by José Martínez Ruiz, commonly known as Azorín, in his 1913 essays titled "La generación de 1898", alluding to the moral, political and social crisis in Spain produced by the loss of the colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam after defeat in the Spanish–American War that same year.

José Martínez Ruiz (7): José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruiz, better known by his pseudonym Azorín, was a Spanish novelist, essayist and literary critic.

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