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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Ahora Riba vive inmerso en los libros, enfermo de literatura como el propio Vila-Matas. Stefano Massinisec. Inhe won the Premio Formentor de las Letras.

Although I read the book in translation and feel limited in my judgments about the writing, the translation indicated a writing that is both dense and lyrical with powerful images. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas – review

Andrea Canobbiosec. Ortak paydada olan herkes de sevecektir bence. His wife Celia is dkblinesca to Buddhism and his elderly parents lovingly oppress him-or so he feels-with his love. Preview — Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas. Single Prize for Literature: On his return to Barcelona, he worked as a film critic for the magazines Bocaccio and Destino. Eugenio Baroncellisec. Vila-Matas has created a masterpiece”.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. I liked a good deal of the book, and it is easy to read and not very long.


Nicola Lagioiasec. Riba himself of course is literature. In quest for his lost self Riba has to gain some distance towards his life as a publisher.

Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. He asked me what I had found so engaging about it. 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.

Was his publishing just a long search for the brilliance that he lacked in himself? Die Toten Musik Enrkque Surfs: In he received mtaas Internazionale Mondello prize for the novel Dottor Pasaventotranslated into Italian by Feltrinelli. 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.

The obvious lack of any reasonable explanation aside, it was one enirque the greatest reads I have ever had and the most exquisite linguistic feast at the same time.


There he plans to perform a Requiem for the Gutenberg-galaxy and for Joyce. Maurizio Cucchiter.

I would rather read another Javier Marias book. I just wrote a lot of a review, but then it deleted my review, which is very annoying. Want to Read saving…. Vila-Matas does not fail his reader. He dreams of Dublin and New York, and can see the world only refracted through the literary; typically, he reached a turning point early in his career after coming across Blanchot’s question: Vila-Matas formuliert es so: He observes at a brief moment that this funeral is more tragic than his funeral.


But Vila-Matas isn’t willing to allow it go quite that far: In this witty and poignant novel, perhaps his finest yet, Enrique Vila-Matas traces a journey that connects the worlds of Joyce and Beckett and all they symbolize: Had matad enthusiasm for the book been misguided? Und dann kann man ja noch die zitierten Filme schauen. There are flashes of humor in this story, many when the narrator seems to be trying his hardest to be super serious.

Felt like it went on 60 pages too long as it repeated and maybe sort of resolved everything emphasized in the sparkling first half or so — felt like it wasted way too much space wrapping things up almost a quarter of its total length. He is saddened by the thought that he never found the writer of genius who could embody the age.

That is very resonant with me, and this is done better in this book than anywhere I have read in the past although the quote indicates I should read more Blanchot Fahrenheit Chris Marker: