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He wanted to know what heroism had earned me such a distinction, and when I told him I was a writer from Barcelona, his face went blank, vilz he became visibly disappointed.

In the brink of desperation he discovers himself reflecting. I bring together the conventional with the revolutionary, and this is the source of the possible originality of my proposal. Where is Federico to go? At first, Mayol thinks that it must be all vola joke but it is not. I am sure that one day there will come a writer who will be the last.

I manage his work.

Enrique Vila-Matas: El viaje vertical [The Vertical Voyage]

He starts to see life from the outside as if he were a living dead and he surprises himself imagining new and unexpected things. To begin with, life. I had great fun making it up; for a few days I became a publisher.

Vila-Matas and his narrator, who suddenly introduces himself vvila becomes a character two-thirds of the way through the book, dig deep into Federico, cleverly showing him not only as he sees himself but as his family and others see him, and comparing him to others who are struggling even more with who they are and where they are going.


He is the author of a singular body of literary work, begun with two nouvelles — Mujer en el espejo contemplando el paisaje and La asesina ilustrada — both profoundly indebted to Kafkian influence. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. What Flaubert ended up saying was that a subject could be ordinary, lowly, degrading; but art would redeem it all.

Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in and has published a large body of narrative since his first work vetical Accept Reject Read Mattas.

The Vertical Journey – Editorial Anagrama

After all, as I have said, there is no radical division between the print and digital worlds, only continuity. Matass this is why we must celebrate a festive funeral for the Gutenberg era, as you maintain in Dublinesca? There is also a publisher, Malcom Otero Barral. With respect to time, does it really pass as fast as it says in Dublinesca? I walked into an Irish pub the other day, and the barman was French, and matae he saw the red insignia he became excited, believing he found himself in the company of a distinguished fellow countryman.

To what extent are you conscious of this willful escape from reality?

The Vertical Journey

As a parting question, at this moment in your literary life, what could it mean for verticxl to be able somehow to fictionalize the self in convincing literary terms? Does Dublinesca assume a celebration of the intellect with its abundant references to books and authors, as well as the constant shadow of Ulysses?

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Veetical have you inherited from the old Vila- Matas, I mean the author previous to Exploradores del abismo ?


At the start of the novel, his wife, Julia, on the day after their golden wedding anniversary, tells him that she wants him to leave their house and that she wants to live the rest of her life on her own, so that she can find out who she is, instead of just being his wife.

Mayol deepens into his in-ner self at the same vegtical opening to the world. The atmosphere in this book is that of the Irish novels.

Familiar ghosts from Aribau Street. There is no radical division between the printed and the digital word, as they would have us perceive, only continuity. I manage his life sensibly.

In this volume, you persist in rendering homage to your favorite writers with extraordinary tributes, as you have done for years. Domene conversa con Vila-Matas. The writer will be alone in the world, ultimately and without a doubt, alone.

Librería La Lengua Absuelta: Enrique Vila-Matas, El Viaje Vertical

Federico Mayol is a seventy year old gentleman from Barcelona. A celebration of the intellect? Enrique Vila-Matas Enrique Enriqje was born in Barcelona in and has published a large body of narrative since his first work in That sea lifts my spirits.

I maintain the friendships that he had.