Enrique VILA-MATAS

Una vida absolutamente maravillosa. Ensayos selectos

Debolsillo / RHM, Septiembre 2011

Press

«One of Vila-Mata´s great talents is to make his digressions and inventions entirely absorbing» Nick Caistor, The Times Literary Supplement

Synopsis

(An absolutely wonderful life. Selected essays) One of the distinctive characteristics of Vila-Matas’ work is his unflagging desire to break down the borders between genres: to try to distinguish between essay, story and novel by the Barcelona writer is a useless task. As such, some of his greatest fictional achievements can be found in his essays; reading brilliant pieces as Janelas Verdes Dream [Janelas Verdes dream], El arte de conocer futbolistas [The art of meeting footballers], and Escribir es dejar de ser escritor [To write is to stop being a writer], the avid reader will be able to get to right inside Vila-Matas’ writing. This volume also includes unpublished texts from Segundo dietario voluble [Second fickle diary] (September 2008-March 2011) and the complete book Para acabar con los números redondos [To put an end to round numbers].