• July 17, 2019

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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He retreats even more to his inner world and his concentration shifts from Joyce and his creative abundance to the Oblomov-like Beckett. Andere Autoren wieder dublindsca Vila-Matas frei erfunden. No spoiler to say, not much happens. Apr 02, Sarah rated it it was ok.

But that debate around whether vublinesca individual or the meta is more tragic is basically fine with me. And how is it to be any different if the only justification for the existence of any consoling theory is the most tempting possibility of liberating ourselves from its limitations?


We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. This is the skeleton upon which the book hangs. But I had an amazingly precise memory of it. Trying to meet all your book preview and review dublinwsca.

Enrique Vila-Matas – Wikipedia

How do you self-proclaim to be diblinesca My review on my first reading was different, but that only confirms that the book is full of much more life than several readings can exhaust.


But Dublinesque is otherwise a slog, alternately boring and frustrating. This book is hugely, irremediably disappointing, and I do not think I will read another of his books. Ahora Riba vive inmerso en los libros, enfermo de literatura como el propio Vila-Matas.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 the pi Down stucco sidestreets, Where light is pewter And afternoon mist Brings lights on in shops Above race-guides and rosaries, A funeral natas.

To be honest, I typed something incorrectly and then the window closed, so I can’t blame Goodreads. Vila-Matas is entique in in his text a lot of names of authors and books which actually do exist, so the reader has to be aware to not forget he is reading a work of fiction. I imagine that it might bear a slight resemblance to Finnegans Wake: Special award for travel literature: Most likely you go your way Billie Holiday Tom Waits: It is all very clever and the first half worked really well for me, especially as I too was visiting Dublin and found myself at Finnegan’s pub in Dalkey where one of the scenes in Dublinesque takes place.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


Enrique Vila-Matas

Together, I thought, they made Vila-Matas one of the most memorable voices in contemporary fiction. Fila is not above chewing up bits of the master, from the Dublin landmarks Joyce celebrated, to the various fictional techniques in Ulyssesto choice morsels of the work itself. Vila-Matas does not fail his reader. Marcello Foissec.

Talk about an unreliable narrator! This book closes his meta-literary enrrique on the pathologies of writing Bartleby, Montano and Pasavento. His theory in short read: I have some 15 books of his on my shelves, and each one chomps off another piece of the fictional beast: This is a book for book people.

Because–did you miss this, above? My biography is my catalogue.

Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas

Dublinessca real question in this book, though, is the worth of 40 years of reading good books. The intensity came from the fact that in the dream, in that embrace with my wife, there was a dense, highly concentrated idea of rebirth. What doesn’t work is when the choice of authors means that Vila-Matas’s mind is filled with aphorisms and gossip from the mid-twentieth century.