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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

2015

Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas (tr. Jonathan Dunne)

Taking advantage of the extension of Spanish Lit Month into August, I turned to Bartleby & Co., a clever and engaging piece of metafiction from esteemed Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas. 1,204 more words

Book Reviews

Fourth gear

HERE AND NOW: LETTERS 2008-2011 – PAUL AUSTER & J. M. COETZEE. I bought this for a friend: he’s into Coetzee, and I had a thing for Auster in my younger days. 849 more words

Books

The Writing of Subject - The Subject of Writing

The infinite, my dear friend, is no big deal— it’s a matter of writing— the universe exists only on paper.
—Paul Valéry, Monsieur Teste

The obliteration of the external in Valery’s…

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Literature

Enrique Vila-Matas: "I would prefer not to!"

Twenty-five years ago, when I was very young, I published a short novel on the impossibility of love. Since then, on account of a trauma that I shall go into later, I had not written again, I stopped altogether, I became a Bartleby, and that is why I have been interested in them for some time. 413 more words

Literature

A Brief History of Portable Literature

Enrique Vila-Matas has always been a writer who writes about writers – writers who cannot write (Bartleby & Co); writers who confuse fiction and reality ( 739 more words

Spanish Lit Month

On The Illogic of Kassel

“Didn’t I come to Kassel precisely to seek the aesthetic instant?”

My review of The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas (translated by Anne McLean and Anna Milsom and published by New Directions) has been published at Words Without Borders. 33 more words

Writing