Enrique Vila-Matas’s publisher-hero is on a mission. Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas – review. A Dublin that is haunted by the ghosts of modern literature. Alberto Manguel. Fri 15 Jun Enrique Vila-Matas (born March 31, in Barcelona) is a Spanish novelist. He is the author In he has returned once more to the novel with Dublinesca, a book that deals with a publisher in crisis, as the author explains: ‘He was a.

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To view it, click here. Sounds somber, but it may liberate him and set him free from his morosity. Transmigration of souls through time and space via intertextuality transport.

Riba is a typical Vila-Matas-figure, identifying completely with literature. enrjque

Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas – review

It would be better if there were actually genuinely no women in the book. Als ich kurz einschlafe, mataz ich im Traum einen Buchtitel vor mir: We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

In Dublinesk spielt er eine wiederkehrende Rolle. Maybe that’s an age thing or maybe Riba had prepared the ground for me. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I carry a very special sentiment mataz Dublin inside my heart.


It goes something like this. Inhe won the Premio Formentor de las Letras.

Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas

Yeats, and, of course, Samuel Beckett. Identity and dialectal literatures award: I was recovering in hospital and it was as if I was experiencing real life for the first time.

enrque A great misfortune in any case, for the inner life of life and also for all those who still desire to use the word subjectively, to strain and stretch it towards thousands of connections of light still to be established in the great darkness of the world. Riba finds himself in a rocking chair, marriage in shambles, friends gone, death approaching, all reminiscent of a character in Beckett’s MURPHY.

He begins to think about the “end of the Gutenberg era” which has given way to a “digital age” of nearly non-existent serious reading. A profoundly humane book. At the very end of the book, he ends up at a funeral for a young person, who he has seen around the city Dublin at various points, but never spoken to.

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He had to stop drinking two years before the story opens, for medical reasons.

Ich habe darauf verzichtet, das zu googeln richtig, Google, das Ende des Gutenberg-Zeitaltersdenn im Grunde macht es keinen Unterschied. The very thing he is fascinated by, literature, is itself so hollow in his imagination that it is nothing but a reverberating echo chamber of allusions. But it’s even worse than that: How do you self-proclaim to be one? A book for literary people.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Riba’s trip to Maatas is, naturally, a pilgrimage in homage to him, but others are strong presences here as well: Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

El Pais in Spanish. I had to think about that.

To be honest, I typed something incorrectly and then the window closed, so I can’t blame Goodreads.