The Shadow of the Wind assembles a posse of ‘bibliophile knights’ who hang out in cafés to save the moribund from extinction.  See also the dim view Barceló takes of people who haven’t mastered Latin on the shallow grounds that it is a dead language.

‘… where Barceló and his bibliophile knights of the round table gathered to discuss the finer points of decadent poets, dead languages, and neglected, moth-ridden masterpieces.’


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 10

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