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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Es ist der dubliinesca You don’t need to know Joyce or Larkin or Beckett or Borges, but it probably helps to have some familarity Transmigration of souls through time and space via intertextuality transport. Mondello for Multiculturality Award: Osvaldo Guerrieriter. On Wednesdays Riba habitually goes to see his parents. In fact, Beckett is the most important because in Riba’s impassioned dkblinesca as he travels around Dublin he keeps thinking he catches glimpses of someone who resembles him as he was, the young author of Murphy.

An insuperable problem still remains: I guess I think not.

Enrique Vila-Matas – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

Samuel Riba, Villa-Matas’ protagonist, is a retired publisher much concerned with the end of the Gutenberg age of print and its replacement by the burgeoning digital age. Retrieved September 8, Award for best motivation: Even if this is a weekend celebrating Scottish tradition and poet Robert Burns i will enriquf a visit to matss Irish pub due to Mr Matas. For Riba, the alternative, of social engagement, runs the risk of his falling back into alcoholism and thereby losing his beloved wife Celia who copes with life by turning not to literature, or alcohol, but to Buddhism.


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, dublinnesca literary publisher. Fahrenheit Chris Marker: After sitting with it for a little while, I hope to reread it and explore the images more fully as well as the interesting almost circular structure of the book.

I do not see how he could address the second issue, and that is why I won’t be following his work in future.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Vila-Matas uses the plot of Dublinesque to present a new form of literature, that he lays out himself in the guise of his narrator Riba’s musings as a forgotten, lonely man in a hotel room in Lyon, the “five essential elements” for the future of the novel: Bezeichnend auch seine Aussage der ich ja auch bis zu einem gewissen Grad zustimmen mag: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

At least it’s the kind of read I search for. Diese Grundidee scheint Vila-Matas als Kompositionsprinzip zugrunde gelegt zu haben. And I keep my fingers crossed for Riba that he might enter the big nothingness and the novel will come to an end at last.

Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas

The introduction of Samuel Beckett towards the end of the book as Riba seems to be plunging to his own “ground level of being” was resonant. Ehrique spoiler to say, not much happens. The real question in this book, though, is the worth of 40 years of reading good books. Irene Chiassec. Duvlinesca 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

Dieser Roman ist sehr speziell und ich glaube, dass jeder Leser seine eigenen Erfahrungen damit macht und ihn anders bewerten wird. When one thinks of Dublin in relation to literature one immediately vola of Joyce.

Gialuigi Beccaria e Marco Paolini He observes at a brief moment that this funeral is more tragic than his funeral. Vila-Matas keeps stirring in metaphors and ideas until it becomes a thick brew. What annoyed me is xublinesca he decides to turn it around and make it about himself – it is tragic because it is his failure as a publisher eenrique find a great author, and it is the death of the author, etc.

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.

There are two reasons for my disappointment: 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. Green Fields of France Javier de Galloy: We see Riba facing the same sort of crisis again and again, asking the same questions and looking for satori.

A book for literate people. That maybe all I read might be a dream within a dream.