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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Vila-Matas is weaving in in his text a lot of vils 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. Woven of disconsolate dreams, the narrative flows with a strange, unparalleled, quiet intensity.

Oh yes, and by the way, it rains every single day of the novel. And although I don’t enriquee much of Ulysses it’s been 30 yearsit seems to be an interesting tribute to dublinesac great work and master. In he has returned once more to the novel with Dublinescaa book that deals with a publisher in crisis, as the author explains: It is still possible to read this book as a journey, on the part of a foreigner, to a country he has never seen; the narrator knows that he knows nothing about Dublin except its literature.

Inhe won the Premio Formentor de las Letras. Paperbackpages. Ribas Romantheorie lautet in Kurzform: Over pages I had no problems not knowing what is actually happening and what might be a daydream. Finally Riba pulls himself together dublinesxa decides to undertake a trip to Dublin.

He understands that he needs to reverse his downward spiral, and hits upon the idea that going to Dublin, to enact a funeral for the written word, will save him. He said he initially found it reasonably interesting but it began to get repetitious about three fourths of the way through. He had to stop drinking two years before the story opens, for medical reasons. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


It was incredibly intense. Here is how Eagleton puts this: This book is hugely, irremediably disappointing, and I do not think I will read another of his books. In came Dietario volublein which he opts more than ever for a formula that erases the borders between fiction, essay and biography.

My biography is my catalogue. Dublinesque is a wonderful portrait of sorrow, escapist dreams and sinister returns.

He mourns the death of the Gutenberg Galaxy era, the passing maats the epoch of the printed word to the digital age. But now I am exhausted and wish the book to come to an end. Mario Fortunatosec.

Enrique Vila-Matas – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

Talk about an unreliable narrator! Fortunately, the days of famine are not yet here, and from his latest raid into the literary jungle Vila-Matas has brought home a fine specimen of that most endangered of intellectual species, the literary publisher.

I guess I think not.

It would be better if there were actually genuinely no women in the 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. Vila-Matas’ solution to this dilemma, of what and how to write, takes the form of literary introspection, using literature in the most obvious way with a constant referencing of texts, authors, and literary history with frequent cameos by authors to dublineaca along with mentions and discussions of them.

In September Vila-Matas returned dubinesca the short story, publishing Exploradores del abismo with Anagrama. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I was recovering in hospital and it was as if I was experiencing real life for the first time.

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There are flashes of humor in this story, many when the narrator seems to be trying his hardest to be super serious.

Never Any End to Paris tells of his Parisian experiences. Books by Enrique Vila-Matas. Me gusta leer a Vila-Matas: Vila-Matas uses the plot of Dublinesque to present a matxs form of The best book about reading I’ve read Views Read Edit View history.


Most likely you go your way Billie Holiday Tom Waits: Rainy mornings smell like velvet in there, so delicately spread out on the moss-covered trees. He studied law and journalism and in became editor of the film magazine Fotogramas. He decides to hold a funeral for the Gutenberg age in Dublin, appropriately at the same cemetery that featured in Ulysses.

And this book, while it doesn’t answer the question, does address many of Ulysses’ thematic, rhetorical, and existential issues. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

For that, I am assigning it 5 stars. In he did his military service in Melillawhere in the back room of a military supplies store, he wrote his first book, Mujer en el espejo contemplando el paisaje.

Als ich kurz einschlafe, sehe ich im Traum einen Buchtitel vor mir: Green Fields of France Javier de Galloy: Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas. Riba is a typical Vila-Matas-figure, identifying completely with literature. One central conclusion in the novel seems to say: