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To what extent are you conscious of this willful escape from reality? After all, as I have said, there is no radical division between the gila and digital worlds, only continuity.

Domene conversa con Vila-Matas. Little by little Mayol begins to feel less desperate. I like to climb the tower, because from there I can see the Irish Sea. 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.

Perhaps this is why we must celebrate a festive funeral for the Gutenberg era, as you maintain in Dublinesca? The more rainy passages of Dublinesca touch upon it. His wife assumes he will stay in his beloved Barcelona he is a Catalan nationalist but, after a lot of hesitation, he heads off to Portugal, first to Porto, then to Lisbon and, finally to Funchal in Madeira.

I manage his work. With respect to time, does it really pass as fast as it says in Dublinesca? That sea lifts my spirits.

What might Vila-Matas really make the most of in this life? Veetical gentlemen of the order are almost all writers: To begin with, life.

As a parting question, at this moment in your literary life, what could it mean for you to be able somehow to fictionalize the self in convincing literary terms?


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

Even though this novel may not presume to be an act of vindication, is viaie a kind of sorrow particular to the literary publisher? Enrique Vila-Matas Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in and has published a large body of narrative since his first work in He is a regular contributor to the press.

I think enriqje took on the task of writing about the grayness of life, la vida gris, and it tried to carry out this task in some sort of extraordinary way. He is naturally devastated and things get worse when his adored dnrique son, tells him that he is tired of his wife and, worse, is tired of running the insurance company.

What have you inherited from the old Vila- Matas, I mean the author previous to Exploradores del abismo ? What is truly enriique is that language and thought are not lost.

At his age, Mayol seems incapable of rebuilding his life and decides to go on a journey. His later work synthesizes a variety of avant-garde techniques, and also provides for careful reflection upon the irony and the humor of this complex world.

I bring together the conventional with the revolutionary, and this is the source of the possible originality of my proposal.

The Vertical Journey

Take a look at the catalogue. A celebration of the intellect? This year, Andreu Jaume will be joining us.

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 tributary creature which she veetical been for half a century.

The last publisher will come before the last writer.

During the following vilw week, Mayol looks for support among his friends but many of them are already dead. 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.


I try to do a great deal, and sometimes I forget about some of the things that I attempt. Your email address will not be published. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Familiar ghosts from Aribau Street. The writer will be alone in the world, ultimately and without a doubt, alone. This is apparent, I think, in Dublinesca.

At first, Mayol thinks that it must be all a joke but it is not. What do I like?

The Vertical Journey – Editorial Anagrama

The candidate is nominated by someone within the Dnrique, by email. This sorrow does exist; at least it does since I named it in the book. Does Dublinesca assume a celebration of the intellect with its abundant references to books and authors, as well as the constant shadow of Ulysses?

vviaje I had great fun making it up; for a few days I became a publisher. The atmosphere in this book is that of the Irish novels. According to your answer, who will foresee the end of literature first, a publisher eneique a writer?

The desire to acquire culture breaks loose in him- hidden drama that embittered him so of-ten- and he starts a period of belated apprenticeship that will feed his future resources.

In this volume, you persist in rendering homage to your favorite writers with extraordinary tributes, as you have done for years. Accept Reject Read More. There will be a last writer; there has to be.