This is one of Parra's "anti-poems" but I can't recall the exact wording, or which book it appeared in, and can't seem to find it online. The poem says something along the lines of

Nothing important is learned from books. (I read this in a book.)

Q: What is the actual Parra poem?

Ideally the answer will feature the Spanish text.

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    I can't help you with the poem, but it echoes Thomas Carlyle's dictum: Books are a Triviality. Life alone is Great. – Mick Mar 22 '17 at 15:36
  • @Mick Awesome! No doubt Parra was referencing Carlyle. – DukeZhou Mar 22 '17 at 15:38

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