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Never Any End to Paris

Never Any End to Paris (París no se acaba nunca) is a fictionalized autobiographical work by the great spanish novelist, Enrique Vila-Matas. Only the third of his nearly two dozen books to be translated into english, this one recounts the author’s youthful days in paris during the mid 1970s. It was during this time, ...

Latest Review: "Never Any End to Paris" by Enrique Vila-Matas

Following on yesterday’s podcast (after the posting of which, the Cardinals pounded the Cubs 9-1), the latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by Jeremy Garber on the forthcoming Enrique Vila-Matas novel, Never Any End to Paris, which New Directions is bringing out later this month in Anne McLean’s ...

Another Book to Add to the To Read List

One of my favorite writers from the past few years has to be Enrique Vila-Matas, whose Bartleby & Co. and Montano’s Malady are absolutely fantastic. Very excited that Vila-Matas wrote an intro for our forthcoming publication of Sergio Chejfec’s My Two Worlds, and also very excited to read his new book, Never ...

Vila-Matas's New Book

I can’t access the full review (yet), but according to Stephen Mitchelmore at This Space the new issue of the TLS has an interesting review by Nick Caistor on Enrique Vila-Matas’s Dublinesca. Here’s an interesting bit that Stephen pulled out: Vila-Matas insists that there is a “moral ...

Hermano Cerdo's Books of the Year

I first found out from Scott Esposito of Conversational Reading that Hermano Cerdo — the fantastic Spanish-language blog about literature and martial arts — is running an incredible Books of 2008 series of posts. They’ve asked a wide range of authors and editors (mostly Spanish, although not entirely) to ...

Enrique Vila-Matas

Thanks to Conversational Reading for bringing Enrique Vila-Matas’s new website to our attention. In addition to the stylish photos, the site includes info about his books, a nice bio, and links to fifteen interviews. BTW: The site is only available in Spanish . . . ...

And While We're Talking about Scott Esposito

Here’s a link to his recommendation of Enrique Vila-Matas’s Moreno’s Malady. In these seemingly anti-literary times, authors tend to do all they can to support literature; Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas (pictured above) is the first I’ve seen to treat it like a disease. That’s not to ...