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His funeral for the Gutenberg era is a party.

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I manage his life sensibly. I walked into an Irish pub the other day, and the barman was French, and when he saw the red insignia he became excited, believing he found himself in the company of a distinguished fellow countryman.

Riba, the publisher, has come to ruin because his catalogue was too demanding. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

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

It is an indispensable requirement that the candidate adore Joyce. In the geographical sense it will be a vertical voyage that starts by strolling in a good-for nothing attitude through a Barcelona that makes no enrrique to him, then going on to Oporto, Lisbon and from there to the island to Madeira, to end up in the foggy and mysteri-ous Atlantida.

I had great fun making it up; for a few days I became a publisher. Mayol deepens into his in-ner self at the same time opening to the world. Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in and has published a large body of narrative since his first work in Boredom, rain, sheer curtains closed up to the outside world. Who will travel with you on the next Bloomsday?

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Federico Mayol is a seventy year old gentleman from Barcelona. I manage his work. Where is Federico to go? In this volume, you persist in rendering homage to your favorite writers with extraordinary tributes, as you have done for years.

It tells the story of Federico Mayol, a man in his seventies, who had run a successful insurance company which he has handed over to his eldest son. To begin with, life. This sorrow does exist; at least it does since I named it in the book. Enrique Vila-Matas Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in and has published a vertucal body of narrative since his first work in He is a regular contributor to the press.

The apocalyptic can be found in all civilizations, and Riba, my character, understands that the end of the world can only be dealt with at this point by means of parody. What do I like? At first, Mayol thinks that it must be all a joke but it is not.

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

I like to climb the tower, because ,atas there I can see the Irish Sea. In the brink of desperation he discovers himself reflecting.

The last publisher will come before the last writer. The more rainy passages of Dublinesca touch upon it. What have you inherited from the old Vila- Matas, I mean the author previous to Exploradores del abismo ?

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There is viajs radical division between the printed and the digital word, as they would have us perceive, only continuity.

At his age, Mayol seems incapable of rebuilding his life and decides to go on a journey.

The Vertical Journey

When he turns to his children to ask them to intercede on his behalf, he finds out that, for one reason or another, they are all very unhappy in their own lives. There will be a last writer; there has to be. During the following tragic week, Mayol looks for support among his friends but many of them are already dead.

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Are you concealing a story within an essay in order to compose your own intellectual autobiography? The day after celebrating is golden wedding anniversary, Mayol is astonished to hear the categorical petition of his wife asking him to leave the marital home; to allow her be herself, not her husband’s veritcal creature which she has been for half a century.