The Art of Vanishing Review

Having literature as the subject of his novels is the favorite game of Catalan Enrique Vila-Matas (* 1948) – at least since the book that earned him recognition, Abbreviated History of Portable Literature (1985) and then Bartleby & Companhia (1985) 2000) , O Mal de Montano (2002) or Doutor Pasavento (2006), among other titles that focus on the literary process. His sometimes eccentric imagination works intelligently with a unique style in which fiction obliges itself to essay.

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