Alberto Manguel visits a Dublin that is haunted by the ghosts of modern literature. Vila-Matas Plots His Own Awakening in The Illogic of Kassel. The Triumphant Humiliation of Enrique Vila-Matas. . Anne McLean, Dublinesca, Reino Unido. 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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Dublinesque proceeds from there. The New York Times. The poem therefore provides a very apt title for Enrique Vila-Matas’s requiem for the age of print in which he nominates Joyce’s writing as dubblinesca pi Down stucco sidestreets, Where light is pewter And afternoon mist Brings lights on in shops Above race-guides and rosaries, A funeral passes.

Literature, music, films, the author and his reader are commenting on each other and complement one another, and so a most complex tapestry is woven.

June 6, The Year of Reading Dangerously. Because She Dublinesc Asked. It has become a question of his personal life and his literary life getting in the way of one another.

Enrique Vila-Matas – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

The obvious lack of any reasonable explanation aside, it was one of the greatest reads I have ever had and the most exquisite linguistic feast at the same time. Ist Riba wirklich in Dublin, magas falls ja, und er das Trinken wieder angefangen hat, warum ist Celia dann noch bei ihm?

Riba finds himself in dubkinesca rocking chair, marriage in shambles, friends gone, death approaching, all reminiscent of a character in Beckett’s MURPHY. In that Spain, which was trapped in a provincialism and an antiquated realism, finding myself with someone who from the very first moment felt like a literary brother helped me to feel free and not consider myself as strange as some of my colleagues would have me believe.


Dublinescq book that should be read as a book. In his repeated reflections he resembles Marcel, the first-person narrator of the recherche, who must not be mixed up with Proust.

Enrique Vila-Matas : An English Page

Translated by Thomas Bunstead I have come to talk to you about the future. It also helps to know Philip Larkin, who wrote the poem Dublinesque, about an old Dublin prostitute who, in her last hour, is accompanied by a few co-workers along city streets.

Prize for foreign literature: Where is this person who gradually became hidden behind the brilliant catalogue and the systematic identification with the most interesting voices contained within it?

Maybe a meditation on writing, writers, and readers. New Dehli, June 30, Dublinesque. Riba tells them about his journeys as a publisher. The Sunday Guardian India.

Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas – review

He mourns the death of the Gutenberg Galaxy era, the passing from the epoch of the printed word to the digital age. The intimacy of his thoughts shows a staggering inability to relate but is also reassuringly bereft of despair and misery and I truly admire how he moves through deserted, uninhabitable rooms of his own inadequacy.

I carry a very special sentiment for Dublin inside my heart. Who was the man who was there before he began publishing? The apocalyptic is a very informal man or a feeling, which doesn’t deserve so much respect. Beckett noted that while Joyce proceeded by constantly adding to the edifice, he himself worked by constantly subtracting, stone by stone.


The best book about reading I’ve read Mario Desiatisec. Literary references, indeed literature as a way of life, are stitched into the fabric of this book, and a love of Joyce particularly Ulysses and other Irish writers particularly Beckett is required to get the most out of it.


El Pais in Spanish. Bel freezes the frame to try to make out what Spider is writing in said notebook. In Paris, for example, some readers think I am writing about Christian Bourgois, my French publisher. May 15, jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dbulinesca it makes you think of interesting things – is this the end of the age of print? There are tw Poor Portraits of a Country’s Literature I’ve never felt such disappointment with any new novel by any writer.

He speculates, acts, backtracks into himself, finds duglinesca and far-flung literary allusions, and tries to make an absurd world sane. A chamber of echoes. After sitting with it for a little while, I hope to reread it and explore the images more fully as well as the interesting almost circular structure of the book. Riba himself of course is literature.

We listened to that mmatas in respectful silence mixed with some astonishment. It would be better if there were actually genuinely no women in the book.

Me gusta leer a Vila-Matas: Riba has never been to Dublin, but he once dreamt that he was sitting outside a Dublin pub, vi,a because he had started to drink again. View all 8 comments. Charm that cannot be compared to anything else.