[Recycling some old posts today. By the time you get done reading, the rationale for doing so should be clear.]
As promised earlier, I have a couple excerpts from Dino Buzzati's Giro d'Italia that I wish to publish, hopefully not to the detriment of the publisher. Actually, earlier today I mentioned here that Amazon had only two copies of the book left, and now they're gone. So there... this is good for sales, right? Anyway, I should've thought of this earlier, but the actual publisher, VeloPress,
seems to have unlimited copies for sale. Update! No they don't, but for the first time in eons there are several used copies on Amazon right now for a normal price ($17, as opposed to the $200 you usually see).
So without guilt or further ado, here's an excerpt you may have seen here once before, but makes a fine rerun. [I've got one more for tomorrow you won't have seen here already.]