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Alberto Manguel visits a Dublin that is haunted by the ghosts of modern literature. Vila-Matas Plots His Own Awakening in The Illogic of Kassel. The Triumphant Humiliation of Enrique Vila-Matas. . Anne McLean, Dublinesca, Reino Unido. Enrique Vila-Matas (born March 31, in Barcelona) is a Spanish novelist. He is the author In he has returned once more to the novel with Dublinesca, a book that deals with a publisher in crisis, as the author explains: ‘He was a.

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I remember that December 25th very well. Me with a scarf inside the house, listening to my mother say that for a city like Barcelona, so abandoned by the hand of God, it was a blessing that, even if it was only the once, He should have remembered us and brought us snow on the most appropriate day, Christmas Day, with divine punctuality.

For me, Christmas Day will always be the day of the Great Snowfall. We listened to that message in respectful silence mixed with some astonishment. The snow fell stealthily on the patio outside, as at the beginning of a Christmas tale.

Welcome to Literature’s Duchamp Moment. The Globe and Mail. The Illogic of Kassel. A chamber of echoes. The illogic of Kassel.

One of the standouts of to date. Art for Whose Sake? The New York Times. The Illogic of Kassel review — thrillingly imaginative. Sunday, August 23, Fall ‘s best Latin American novels. WordPress by Terry on September 3, Rain Taxivolume 20, Number 3. The critic is alive. The critic is dead. It’s a refreshed self. The Mookse and the Gripes Pantheon. Epic List of Favorite Books Read in The Writing on the Wall: On the Convergence of Literature and Visual Art. A Brief History of Portable Literature.

The Shandy secret society. To find new ways to alchemize negativity. New York Journal of books. A Brief Trace of a Shandy: The Wall Street Journal. Because She Never Asked. SignatureDecember 13, Interview with Valerie Milestranslator on Spanish of Because she never asked. Cynical, funny, and often puzzling. Summon all Six Senses.

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It’s a welcome delight. Malone, Taylor, Vampire in Love in Lithub. Ten Books for September. Brilliant short story collection. Firm believer in the power of narrative. Monstrous humans and human monsters. Fantastic introduction to his work. Interview with autor Vampire in Love. Glasgow Review of Books. London, December 7, Charm that cannot be compared to anything else.

Margaret Jull Costa y Sophie Hughes. Anne McLean, Anna Milsom.

Anne McLean, Tom Bunstead. Anne McLean, Rosalind Harvey. Harvill Secker Never any end to Paris Trad.

Enrique Vila-Matas

Ann McLean, Rosalind Harvey. I was fascinated by his humour, the incredible knowledge he has of all kinds of literature, his compassion for writers, and his fearlessness in taking on literary subjects and making that part of what he is writing about.

In this self-reflective area of fiction, Vila-Matas has a province of his own.

Mexico, November 28, Translated by Thomas Bunstead I have come to matxs to you about the future. The future of the novel, I suppose, though possibly just the future of this speech. Put yourselves inthe year I was born, on the August afternoon when music stations in Maryland began to play mayas sounds of a strange, all but noiseless disc, soon spreading all along the East Coast, leaving a trail of perplexity in anyone who happened to hear them.

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Nathan Loceff picks It is entertaining, funny and thought provoking. At only 89 pages it can be read in a day and probably will be because despite being quite philosophical, it reads like a thriller. You want to understand and so you keep reading and soon you are done.

Second cycle Carlos Fuentes. Did the friendship leave traces in your literature? In that Spain, which was trapped in a provincialism and an antiquated realism, finding myself with someone who from the very first moment felt like a literary brother helped me to feel free and not consider myself as strange as some of my colleagues would have me believe.

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Or maybe it was the opposite: I was stranger still. We laughed together very much. We wrote letters to imbeciles and we talked of a beauty that was short-lived and whose end would be disastrous. Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas: I think of myself as the reader. LM The idea of the journey is at the core of your books: We soon learn that the narrator himself has not-so-coyly taken the gambit: I wonder if I can do this.

I am convinced that only by tracking down the labyrinth of the No can the paths still open to the writing of the future appear sigue leyendo. It would thus follow that truth—which apparently goes hand in hand with seriousness—boils down to a question of courtesy.

Be that as it may, I do find a great deal of humour in your novels, precisely in their most sullen passages. Wonderful observations about Malamud, Kafka, Sebald, and others—and a scene set in the offices of New Directions. When this story was first published infew could have imagined that this staircase would end up turning Borges into a demiurge, a strange visionary who described the Internet before it existed.

Enrique Vila-Matas : An English Page

The Times Literary Supplement. May 26, Dublinesque by E V-M. Blog Isola di Rifiuti. New Dehli, June 30, Dublinesque. Still Life With Books. July Review of Dublinesque New Directions. Irishness is for other people. London Review Books Vol July vika, Always Someone Turns Up. July 25, Big time intertextualy.

July 19, Tam Tam for Dublinesque.

The wonderful Word of Tam Tam Books. August 5, Things fall apart. September Bloomsday, like Doomsday. Los Angeles Review of the books. New York Times Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas. Dublin Review of Books. The Sunday Guardian India.