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Bolaño o los escritores de antes, Enrique Vila-Matas

Le conocí a Bolaño justo cuando salía de esa etapa de infinitos domingos en los que se había ido forjando su salvaje ánimo, le conocí al final de ese prodigioso año donde algunas cosas acababan justo de dar un vuelco para él y para su familia, ese año que empezó con Seix Barral publicándole… 787 more words


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Vía: Calle del Orco

Sophie Calle & Co.

The sensation that has lingered from an artist’s talk Sophie Calle gave at the School of Visual Arts in New York years ago is the thrilling suspicion that she was quite effortlessly bluffing her way through much of it. 2,475 more words

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

Excerpts from
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


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

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