“The Spies” by Luís Fernando Veríssimo

VERY excited about the book I just got in the mail… “The Spies” by Brazilian writer of philosophic mystery, Luís Fernando Veríssimo… only his third book (that I know of) that’s been translated into English. 

(Into British English, of course. We Americans are so provincial.)

I NEED THIS. I’ve already read the other 2 (“Borges and the Eternal Orangutans” and “The Club of Angels”) twice.

He writes stuff like this:

“All gastronomic pleasure is a co-opted form of sexual desire. We interrupt the organic process of a plant or animal in order to eat it and we exhaust our own voluptuousness, our own perverted sexual desire, in the pleasure of eating.”

More quotes:

http://www.theycallmeoystergirl.com/quotes-on-gastronomy-from-luis-fernando-verissimo/

http://thingsilikemorethanpeople.tumblr.com/tagged/Lu%C3%ADs%20Fernando%20Ver%C3%ADssimo

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