April 13, 2021

The 'crucibles' leave without saying goodbye

The 'crucibles' leave without saying goodbye

Perhaps a part of the fascination produced by the object-book is due to the fact that it is a small contraption that allows to hold entire worlds in their hands. If so, it would be easy to understand the tender love that many profess for crucibles, the tiny booklets (6.5 centimeters in base and eight inches high) in which the Aguilar publishing house has published all kinds of titles-above all, classic-since 1946; one a year, exceptionally, two. That and, of course, it is a tradition forged for decades, that has passed from parents to children, brothers, grandchildren, in-laws to daughters-in-law and that has become a ritual for many to go shopping every Christmas – to give away or self-reward – the title that year after year was completing the collection.

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