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Book Review: The Illogic of Kassel

This post was written for, and originally published by, Bookmunch.

The Illogic of Kassel presents something of a literary conundrum. It offers what appear to be perceptive insights, nuggets of wisdom, wrapped around a tale that does not always engage. 530 more words

Book Review

Never Any End to Paris

Read 17/07/2017-20/07/2017

Rating: 4 stars

Read for the Reader’s Room Read Around the World Challenge: Spain

The Enrique Vila-Matas of Never Any End to Paris… 1,114 more words

Book Review

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


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

New Releases

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