A Brief History of Portable Literature

A reader's fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists

A Brief History of Portable Literature

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780811223379

Page: 128

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A reader s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists"

A Brief History of Portable Literature

... are very much at odds with the portable spirit. ... he drew up in Paris, attempting
to publicize his General Suicide Agency (a singular office in the history of
portable literature): “Among other benefits, the GSA at last offers a reputable
means of ...

A Brief History of Portable Literature

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223388

Page: 128

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A reader’s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short “history” of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of “portable literature.” The society is entirely imagined, but in this rollicking, intellectually playful book, its members include writers and artists like Marcel Duchamp, Aleister Crowley, Witold Gombrowicz, Federico García Lorca, Man Ray, and Georgia O’Keefe. The Shandies meet secretly in apartments, hotels, and cafes all over Europe to discuss what great literature really is: brief, not too serious, penetrating the depths of the mysterious. We witness the Shandies having adventures in stationary submarines, underground caverns, African backwaters, and the cultural capitals of Europe.

Because She Never Asked New Directions Pearls

His other New Directions books include Bartleby & Co., Montano's Malady,
Dublinesque, The Illogic of Kassel, and A Brief History of Portable Literature. He
is a Knight of the Legion of Honor from France and has won many prizes,
including the ...

Because She Never Asked  New Directions Pearls

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225704

Page: 80

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A novella—half joke and half nightmare— by "Spain's most significant contemporary literary figure" (The New Yorker) Because She Never Asked is a story reminiscent of that reached by the travelers in Patricia Highsmith's Stranger on a Train. The author first writes a piece for the artist Sophie Calle to live out: a young, aspiring, French artist travels to Lisbon and the Azores in pursuit of an older artist whose work she’s in love with. The second part of the story tells what happens between the author and Calle. She eludes, him; he becomes blocked, and suffers physical collapse. “Something strange happened along the way,” Vila-Matas wrote. “Normally, writers try to pass a work of fiction off as being real. But in Because She Never Asked, the opposite occurred: in order to give meaning to the story of my life, I found that I needed to present it as fiction.”

God is Round

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND TRANSLATOR JUAN VILLORO's journalistic and
literary work has been recognized with such ... Fiction 2015, and A Brief History of
Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas (a co-translation with Anne McLean).

God is Round

Author: Juan Villoro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632060582

Page: 255

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What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."

The Secret of Vesalius

Gothic and gripping, this historical thriller makes of Barcelona a diabolical character - emerging out of the dark into a new electrical age, aflame with spirit, superstition and science.

The Secret of Vesalius

Author: Jordi Llobregat

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784293032

Page: 400

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Frankenstein meets The Shadow of the Wind in a Gothic thriller set in the diabolical city of fin-de-siecle Barcelona. Daniel Amat has left Spain and all that happened there behind him. Having just achieved a brilliant role in Ancient Languages at Oxford University and an even more advantageous engagement, the arrival of a letter - a demand - stamped Barcelona comes like a cold hand from behind. He arrives back in that old, labyrinthine and near-mythic city a few days before the great 1888 World Fair, amid dread whispers of murders - the injuries reminiscent of an ancient curse, and bearing signs of the genius 16th century anatomist, Vesalius. Daniel is soon pulled into the depths of the crime, and eventually into the tunnels below Barcelona, where his own dark past and the future of science are joined in a terrible venture - to bring the secret of Vesalius to life. Gothic and gripping, this historical thriller makes of Barcelona a diabolical character - emerging out of the dark into a new electrical age, aflame with spirit, superstition and science. Published in eighteen countries, Jordi Llobregat's bestselling first novel mixes a passionate setting and cryptic mystery into a genre-crossing phenomenon.

Lost Children Archive

... Collecting” “On Archiving” “On Inventorying” “On Cataloguing” § TEN BOOKS
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, ... Walter Benjamin Journal des faux-
monnayeurs, André Gide A Brief History of Portable Literature, Enrique Vila-
Matas ...

Lost Children Archive

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008290032

Page: 400

View: 208

WINNER OF THE DUBLIN LITERARY PRIZE AND THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE AND THE WOMEN’S PRIZE The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature

Portable Literature

As we continue into the twenty - first century , the only thing that remains certain
about the future of the novel , and of fiction in general , is its past . The History of
the Short Story Early precursors for the short story include anecdotes , parables ...

Portable Literature

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781413022810

Page: 1205

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Designed for literature classes that only need the essentials, The PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Sixth Edition is the affordable, portable alternative to full length-or even compact-introduction to literature texts.

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dominique Gonzalez Foerster the Conversation Series

Hans Ulrich Obrist What we still haven't discussed is the superb Historia
abreviada de la literatura portátil ( A Brief History of Portable Literature ] , "
something closely related to the idea of the portable museum . Dominique
Gonzalez - Foerster ...

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dominique Gonzalez Foerster  the Conversation Series

Author: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN:

Page: 190

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Conversations with Marta Pan and André Wogenscky, Nicolas Ghesquière, Edgardo Cozarinsky, and Enrique Vila-Matas.

Nocturama

H.U.O. What we still haven't mentioned is the superb Historia abreviada de la
literatura portátil ( A Brief History of Portable Literature ) , 26 something we have
discussed a lot in connection with the idea of the portable museum . D.G - F . You
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Nocturama

Author: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Publisher:

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Page: 141

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God is Round

With the nation’s hopes for the World Cup spiraling into doubt and chaos, Juan Villoro, one of Mexico’s most decorated and esteemed writers — who also happens to be a leading soccer analyst—comes charging down the metaphorical field ...

God is Round

Author: Juan Villoro

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 1632060779

Page: 256

View: 935

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic exploration of soccer—and the passion, hopes, rivalries, superstitions, and global solidarity it inspires—from award-winning author and Mexico’s leading sports journalist, Juan Villoro. On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations and the World Cup is watched by more than three billion people, football is more than just a game. As revered author Juan Villoro argues in this passionate and compulsively readable tribute to the world’s favorite sport, football may be the most effective catalyst for panglobal unity at the time when we need it most. (Following global consensus, Villoro uses “football” rather than “soccer” in the book.) What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play football? In essays ranging from incisive and irreverent portraits of Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo, Pelé, Zidane, and many more giants of the game to entertaining explorations of left-footedness and the number 10, Juan Villoro dissects the pleasure and pain of football fandom. God Is Round is a book for both fanatics and neophytes who long to feel the delirium of the faithful. Praise for God is Round “If you want to talk about soccer, go talk to Juan Villoro.” —Carlos Fuentes “In trying times like these, when the anguish and uncertainty can be almost too much to bear, Mexico turns to him, its philosopher-fanatic, to make sense of the seemingly nonsensical. With the nation’s hopes for the World Cup spiraling into doubt and chaos, Juan Villoro, one of Mexico’s most decorated and esteemed writers — who also happens to be a leading soccer analyst—comes charging down the metaphorical field to scold, explain and extract the lessons within.” —The New York Times “The literature of Juan Villoro…is opening up the path of the new Spanish novel of the millennium.” —Roberto Bolaño “[Villoro] has assumed the Octavio Paz mantle of Mexican public wise man of letters (though with none of Paz’s solemnity, for Villoro is as boyishly effusive, brimming with laughter and cleverness, as Paz was paternalistically dour—and, of course, Villoro, the author of the book God Is Round, may be the most fútbol-obsessed man alive)” —Francisco Goldman, The New Yorker Juan Villoro is Mexico’s most prolific, prize-winning author, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter. His books have been translated into multiple languages; he has received the Herralde Award in Spain for his novel El testigo, the Antonin Artaud award in France for Los culpables. His novel, Arrecife, was recently short-listed for the Rezzori Prize in Italy. Villoro lives in Mexico City and is a visiting lecturer at Yale and Princeton universities. Thomas Bunstead's translations from the Spanish include work by Eduardo Halfon and Yuri Herrera, Aixa de la Cruz's story “True Milk” in Best of European Fiction, and the forthcoming A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas (a co-translation with Anne McLean). A guest editor of a Words Without Borders feature on Mexico (March 2015), Thomas has also published his own writing in the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, the Paris Review blog, 3ammagazine, Days of Roses, readysteadybook, and >kill author.

A history of the city of Dublin

The latter consisted of books , which he carried through various parts of the
country ; and I have heard old men say , that they remember to have seen him
with his cargo of portable literature upon his back , toiling upon a blustering day
along ...

A history of the city of Dublin

Author: sir John Thomas Gilbert

Publisher:

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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer

The following extract from an article which re- Mrs. Jameson's “ History of
Painting . ... volumes iuterest , as furnishing an outline of the history were sold ,
and for a while the publication was of cheap books :eminently successful . In
1844 , also , Mr. Murray The tendency towards cheap and portable lite- issued his
“ Home and Colonial Library , " at rature has ... In 1844 , how- Such is a brief
history of cheap publications ever , Mr. Charles Knight took a position which ,
since the year 1800 !

The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer

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The Monthly Literary Advertiser

The Luminarium and Portable Globe will be forwarded on receiving 13 postage
stamps . ... ages held dominion over the Sea ; comprising a brief History
of_Navigation from the remotest periods to the preINSTRUCTION , 12 ls ; in
Class , 78 6d .

The Monthly Literary Advertiser

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Philatelic Literature Review

It is difficult to lug about it : Although you would probably a portable computer
around to stamp pick up your telephone ... secretary Patricia Kaufmann Ernest L.
Bergman Hubert C. Skinner CARD Philatelic Literature Auctions : A Brief History
 ...

Philatelic Literature Review

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Physical modeling and numerical simulation of factors leading to high PM10 emission fluxes from ground source fugitive dust with emphasis on Owens dry lake soils

Literature Review : “ State of Dust Measurements and Calculations ” 2.1 . ... Brief
History R.A. Bagnold published a remarkable book entitled , “ The Physics of
Blown Sand and Desert Dunes ” in 1941. ... Field Studies and Portable Wind -
Tunnel Studies Chepil , 1945 did some limited field studies and portable wind -
tunnel ...

Physical modeling and numerical simulation of factors leading to high PM10 emission fluxes from ground source fugitive dust with emphasis on Owens  dry  lake soils

Author: Jason Andrew Roney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 628

View: 350

Numismatic Literature

The Scheme for Recording Portable Antiquities in Britain , ” in Gorini , Giovanni (
ed . ) ... A brief overview of Bulgarian history and numismatics is presented .
Joseph ... Lawrence and his Successors 58 NUMISMATIC LITERATURE Vol .
148.

Numismatic Literature

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