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    El nervio óptico Free E–pub María Gainza ✓ 3 read & download download µ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ María Gainza This is the second book that I finished today that I would call weird and wonderful The narrator relates episodes from her life through various works of art and the stories of the artists Wonderful writing about art and life in general My only complaint is that I would have liked the parts to be coherent and fit together logically As what might be called experimental fiction however this is one of the better examples

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  • El nervio óptico
  • María Gainza
  • English
  • 03 June 2019
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