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A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Spanish title: Bartleby y Compania; Translated by Jonathan Dunne. Un libro clave para entender la obra de Enrique Vila-Matas. En Bartleby y compañía Enrique Vila-Matas comparte con el lector la más grande. Bartleby y Compania by Enrique Vila-Matas at – ISBN X – ISBN – Anagrama – – Hardcover.

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And, despite being in the form of footnotes, a narrative coalesces as well: My pulses were racing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ultimately, if you care about obscure French and Spanish authors, there’ll be a lot of interesting stuff in here. Amusing enough, I suppose, an extended wry reflection on a particular attitude toward literature presented in the form of footnotes to a book that hasn’t been written; given the contents of the footnotes, one might at least feel grateful for that.

View all 18 comments. Qualcuno sostiene che non siamo noi a scegliere conpania libri da leggere, ma che sono loro a chiamarci per essere letti. I know I did. This is a book of footnotes so there are no chapter numbers or headers but only numbers at the beginning of each sub-story.

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Now imagine outside of that room all of the books that you will never read – they line the halls, choke the doorway and cascade down the front steps to a sea of tomes that looks endless down the street. Share your thoughts with other customers. Rimbe was a literacy genius with a painfully high IQ who never drank nor smoked wholeheartedly in the first place check his poems “Comedy of the Thirst”not to mention that his decision to stop writing had a lot to do with his genius only being recognized by a couple of other talented poets at the time especially Verlaine and his book “A Season in Hell” not being picked up not even for free!


Jul 30, Jonfaith rated it liked it. Sep 07, B. Vila-Matas–displaying an extensive reading and research of his subject matter–paid homage here to what he coined the “Writers of the No.

Always harboured the suspicion, which turned into conviction, that there is a series of books which form part of the history of the No, though they may not exist. Bartleby et compagnie – France. Jul 04, Paul Bryant rated it it was ok Shelves: Al fin y al cabo lo normal es leer. All wrapped up in books.

A hybrid of biography, pseudobiography, pseudoautobiography, review, invention, quotation, invented quotation, and quick sad tales centerlessly centered on Rimbaud, Duchamp, Kafka, Beckett, Melville, Barrleby, Salinger, Saramago, Cervantes, Henry Roth, and dozens of other “writers of the No,” whether real or imagined. These writers who declined to write — most of the time it wasn’t because of some grand philosophical gesture: Obscure Hungarian novelists who didn’t write much for thirtyfive years — and might not exist!


Oct 20, Mike Puma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Imagine a large room, books stacked floor to ceiling – everything you’ve read. You can know of them, but without sampling between the covers you can’t re Take a minute and think about all of the books that you will read in your life.

Ho appena attribuito 5 stelle a un libro che, praticamente, mi confina nel ruolo della cretina integrale. The complete review ‘s Review:. Feb 08, There is a nihilist edge to this taxonomy, one which is evident and continues to persist. Rimbaud was a literacy martyr. A Manifesto would love it. View all 23 comments.

These phantom books, invisible texts, are the ones that knock at our door one day and, when we go receive them, for what is often a trivial reason, they disappear; we open the door and they are compajia longer there, they have gone. Si parla soprattutto di scrittori, ma non solo. Un libro clave para entender la obra de Enrique Vila-Matas.