Una vida absolutamente maravillosa. Ensayos selectos

Debolsillo / RHM, Septiembre 2011


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


(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 This volume also includes unpublished texts from Segundo dietario voluble [Second fickle diary] (September 2008-March 2011) and the complete book Para acabar con los números redondos [To put an end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].