Bartleby & Co. (Paperback)
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DescriptionMarcelo, a clerk in a Barcelona office who might himself have emerged from a novel by Kafka, inhabits a world peopled by characters in literature. He once wrote a novel about the impossibility of love, but since then he has written nothing. He has, in short, become a 'Bartleby', so named after the character in Herman Melville's short story who, when asked to do something, always replied: 'I would prefer not to.' One day Marcelo sets out to make a search through literature for all those other possible Bartlebys, and with this in mind he has the engagingly original notion of keeping a diary and writing footnotes to an invisible text. His references to authors, both real and invented, provide the reader with extravagant doses of humour that are at once hilarious, irreverent and stimulating.
- Published: 07 July 2005
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099453727 ISBN 10: 009945372X
- Sales rank: 167,485
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- Bartleby & Co.
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- Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 192
Width: 130 mm
Height: 200 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 140 g
- ISBN 13: 9780099453727
ISBN 10: 009945372X
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