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Solontongan Pos dan Sindrom Bartleby

Beberapa waktu lalu saya membaca Literature and Existentialism dari Jean Paul-Sartre. Yang saya pelajari, Sartre itu orang yang sok dan menjengkelkan. Apa-apa dipermasalahkan. Tentu, yang pengen paham eksistensialisme, Sartre orangnya. 437 more words

George Orwell

New Translated Books From Speaking Tiger

I recently discovered Speaking Tiger , an Indian independent publisher, when I asked for suggestions of books to read on my twitter. The Sari of Surya Vilas was amongst those recommended and I suddenly found myself clicking order and gleefully requesting a marketing list from them. 755 more words

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Vila-Matas At Documenta 13

Did Enrique Vila-Matas attend Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany? Was he an invited artist, albeit an unusual selection being a writer? Is his novel The Illogic of Kassel… 635 more words


Snippet: Vila-Matas'"Mac and his setback"

Enrique Vila-Matas, Mac y su contratiempo , 2017, 304 p.

Publisher’s summary:

Mac has just lost his job and takes a daily walk through El Coyote, the Barcelona neighborhood where he lives. 294 more words

We Look For the Vampires That Exist Inside Us

I am at the head of this expedition about which we have all dreamed at some point, and, among my memories is hearing the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi say that, in a way, literature is like a message in a bottle (or like those messages pinned on the bulletin board in Peter’s Bar), because literature needs a recipient too; and so, just as we know that someone, some unknown person, will read our shipwrecked sailor’s message, we also know that someone will read our literary writings: someone who is not so much the intended recipient as an accomplice, insofar as he or she is the one who will give meaning to our writing. 58 more words


VAMPIRE IN LOVE: In Conversation with Margaret Jull Costa about Translating Enrique Vila-Matas’ Short Stories

Enrique Vila-Matas, Vampire in Love, short stories collected and translated by Margaret Jull Costa (And Other Stories, November 2016)

by Delaina Haslam

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Vampire in Love

In ‘Permanent Home’, the first story in Vampire in Love, the narrator listens to a death-bed confession from his father – “you should know your mother died because I arranged it.” As the story progresses, the son begins to suspect that his father is not being entirely truthful, in the end responding with the remark, “You are clearly confusing me with someone else. 782 more words

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