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Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
... and I love him. Writing about publishing in the twenty-first, post-Gutenberg world is a subject laden with abstract ideas and posturing and that's partly the point, so if you can't stomach that you'd best stay away. For me, he captures a sense of our gauche and fantastical inner lives absolutely brilliantly. Also excellent on the mismatch of social roles and the impossibility of reconciling... anything, really. Vila-Matas's novels may be full of abstraction but they've got a vast, all too human reach; he's not one of those bloodless writers.
Bartleby And Co by Enrique Vila-Matas
Bartleby And Co by Enrique Vila-Matas
It's not difficult to see why Enrique Vila-Matas has been so successful in Spain. He's a brilliant writer with a fabulously original take on the metaphysics of the literary world.
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
There's a shockingly natural reflection of the way readers think in this very clever and experimental work of fiction.

'Dublinesque' is very post-modern and you wouldn't get much out of it if you'd never read James Joyce's 'Ulysses', but like Beckett, or some of Shakespeare's soliloquies, it feels strikingly universal. A joy to read.