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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Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas

Actually, no, I hadn’t. Now his social life is imploding. Oct 28, T for Tongue-tied rated it really liked it Shelves: LM The idea of the journey is at the core of your books: We see life as Spider experiences it, through the filter of the miserable mental framework of this young man with vi,a strange suitcase and little notebook of microscopic handwriting.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? In fact, Vila-Matas cites Ulysses at such length and with such frequency that Dublinesque becomes an elaborate homage to Joyce’s book interspersed with nods to Samuel Beckett, Philip Larkin and many other famous literary names.

Then he thinks, maybe not.

Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas is the story of a Spanish retired publisher, Riba, whose marriage and newly-sober life is not-so-slowly crumbling as he sits endlessly before his computer screen, reminding himself of the Japanese youth who become recluses hidden with their computers. The critic is alive. I apologize and explain that I haven’t had time to focus on the movie yet.


Ha desarrollado una amplia obra narrativa que se inicia en y que hasta la fecha ha sido traducida a nueve idiomas.

Why This Book Should Win: Want to Read saving…. Um livro apaixonante, para os apaixonados pela literatura. Inhe won the Premio Formentor de las Vil.

There are two reasons for my disappointment: It starts at various points to be about other things, but the point of the book perhaps is that he is a totally selfish person who wa I just wrote a lot of a review, but then it deleted my review, which is very annoying. Jun 27, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing. Um es noch deutlicher zu sagen: Down stucco sidestreets, Where light is pewter And afternoon mist Brings lights on in shops Above race-guides and rosaries, A funeral passes.

This book closes his meta-literary trilogy on the pathologies of writing Bartleby, Montano and Pasavento.


Nonetheless, because he looks like a new Beckett, Riba believes that this could be the author that he, as a publisher, has always sought to discover. We wrote letters to imbeciles and we talked of a beauty that was short-lived and whose end would be disastrous.


Fantastic introduction to his work. It’s a refreshed self. And I keep my fingers crossed for Riba that he might enter the big nothingness mafas the novel will come to an end at last. Green Fields of France Javier de Galloy: Eugenio Baroncellisec. Me gusta leer a Vila-Matas: Did the friendship leave traces in your literature? London, December 7, Ich habe darauf verzichtet, das zu googeln richtig, Google, das Ende des Gutenberg-Zeitaltersdenn im Grunde macht es keinen Unterschied.

Preview — Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas. Riba sets off for a phantasmagorical journey to Dublin in order to find the person he himself has been in a former pre-publisher life, before dublonesca was obscured by the catalogue of books he published. Lost a little steam for me when they finally get to Dublin, but so much fun when recruiting fellow travelers for a funeral for the pre-Google Gutenberg age.

Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas – review

dubkinesca Ten Books for September. Together, I thought, they made Vila-Matas one of the most memorable voices in contemporary fiction. When one thinks of Dublin in relation to literature one immediately thinks of Joyce. May 26, Dublinesque by E V-M.