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A Brief History of Portable Literature

Enrique Vila-Matas, 1985
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead, 2015

“as is well known, to be born is to begin to die.” (13) 453 more words


A Brief History of Portable Literature

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A Brief History of Portable Literature 
Enrique Vila-Matas

“Strange characters live here, similar to shadows: beings not of woman born, whose ways of thinking and acting are pieced together from random fragments. 292 more words


Dalla città nervosa, in cerca di poesia

Chi mi conosce bene, sa che dentro le mie vene, oltre ai fantastici anni ’20, scorre l’impeto del calore spagnolo.

Più di qualsiasi luogo visitato sino ad ora, … 216 more words

Blog Di Libri

In Search of the Naysayers

Bartleby and Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas

There was a lot of talk last year on the blogs I read about the Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas; and in recent months particularly about his book “Bartleby and Co”. 1,024 more words

'Bartleby & Co.' by Enrique Vila-Matas (Review)

As I mentioned in my most recent post, I had my reasons (beyond the fact that it sounded interesting) for randomly reading Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener… 1,105 more words


Enrique Vila-Matas's Bartleby & Co.

After spending most of November with the resolute voice of Brigid Brophy, my inclination was for something more wavering. Enrique Vila-Matas’s Barleby & Co., eighty-six footnotes commenting on an invisible text, satisfied this urge despite a sense that it doesn’t quite succeed as a novel. 440 more words

Samuel Beckett

15 Worthwhile Books You Might Have Missed in 2015

As the major year-end literary retrospectives arrive and kick off occasionally heated debate, we thought we’d offer a different kind of list. Here are the books we think you should give a second look. 1,318 more words