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A Quick Post On A Day Spent Reading, Fake Fireplaces & Sergio Pitol

I’ve set aside today to read.  My usual routine for days like this is to make prodigious amounts of tea, put the “fireplace” video on the television and pretend I’m stranded in a Scottish Inn. 857 more words


Powers - John's Lane 12 years

The Whiskey:  PowersJohn’s Lane 12 years


The Books:  Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas and The Dubliners by James Joyce

Literary Dublin of a century ago calls for a dram to which James Joyce himself would give the nod. 1,169 more words

Kevin Major

The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas

The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas

Spanish Literature

Original title –  Kassel no invita a la lógica

Translated by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom… 667 more words


Enrique Vila-Matas

Señas de identidad
(Port de la Selva, 1977)

América es sobre todo una gran payasada.
Walter Benjamin

Nada recuerdo de ese año salvo que hubo elecciones y que alguien, en una noche que me pareció infinita, juró y perjuró que yo era catalán. 134 more words


Enrique Vila - Matas agradece a Latinoamérica haber sido escenario de su ficción

Enrique Vila – Matas acaba de ser galardonado con el Premio FIL 2015 de Guadalajara lo que ha servido a este autor barcelonés para revindicar que su literatura, por temas y escenarios, ha tenido llegado un tiempo una honda raíz latinoamericana. 461 more words


The Triumphant Humiliation of Enrique Vila-Matas

In 2012, Enrique Vila-Matas was among a small number of writers invited to participate in thirteenth version of the massive quinquennial art exhibition Documenta held in Kassel, Germany. 1,127 more words

Book Reviews

Weekend reads Kassel revisited

Well this is a feature I have been doing a few weeks featuring the books I hold the spotlight on two books I plan to read over a weekend , not that I do but on  whole it is what I read that weekend .But today is a perfect example of what happens , best laid plans and that I had originally had another book in mind , but after work I was checking my emails and saw the library had email to say this had arrived . 231 more words