Enrique VILA-MATAS

Recuerdos inventados

Anagrama, 1994

Press

«An excellent display by a writer who dominates his art more than ever.» Ignacio Echevarría, El País

«The nascent myth of contemporary Spanish literature.» Álvaro Enrigue, Vuelta

Synopsis

(Invented memories) In this anthology, where the author himself has decided to bring together his favourite stories, and has done so aware that this is a literary game – the volume itself is seen as another invented memory – and not ignoring the fact that nobody can compile an anthology that is much more than a museum of sympathies and differences, and that really the only editor of an admirable anthology is the passing of time, the reader will find charm in pages that are carefully chosen and very representative of the narrative art of someone who, having stood out in recent years for his short stories as a “true master of the genre” (J.A. Masoliver Ródenas), reunites in this volume a first selection of his stories, including some previously unpublished and others that lately seemed to have been lost.

(Spain, Anagrama / Pocket, Compactos, 2007)