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The Community of the No

After months of intending, yet failing, to get to it, I started Enrique Vila-Matas’ Bartleby & Co. this afternoon. Behold one of the best beginnings of a book I’ve come across in a while: 380 more words

Enrique Vila-Matas

The New Republic: Enrique Vila-Matas and Literature's Conceptual Turn

Postmodernism is now a rather unmeaning term, dulled by overuse, and unfit to describe a new group of authors of varying ages and nationalities who are often lumped together under its umbrella: Ben Lerner, Sophie Calle, Teju Cole, Tom McCarthy, Alejandro Zambra, Siri Hustvedt, Michel Houellebecq, Sheila Heti, W.G. 1,929 more words

Literary Criticism

A book review of sorts -

A “Book Review” – complements The Whole Hurly-Burly


By Enrique Vila-Matas

            We are able to “keep up appearances” – some habitual collage of identities – for quite a long time. 533 more words


Snippet: American anthology of Spanish-language fiction

It was put on sale already in September 2014: A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, by Valerie Miles.

Some information by the publisher:

A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction… 66 more words

Enrique Vila-Matas on Modiano

He reminds me of the painter Hammeshøi who painted again and again empty rooms, all very different. I like it a lot that he is so obsessive and simulates writing always the same book. 555 more words

Never Any End to Paris by Enrique Vila-Matas, tr. by Anne McLean

In Never Any End to Paris— first published in Spanish in 2003 and newly translated into English — Vila-Matas presents us with a fictionalised account of the two years he spent in Paris as a young and aspiring writer. 1,370 more words

Book Reviews

Never any end to Paris by Enrique Vila Matas

Never any end to Paris by Enrique Vila Matas

Spanish fiction

Original title – París no se acaba nunca

Translator – Anne McLean

Source – Review copy… 694 more words