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    DescriptionIn Bartleby & Co., an enormously enjoyable novel, Enrique Vila-Matas tackles the theme of silence in literature: the writers and non-writers who, like the scrivener Bartleby of the Herman Melville story, in answer to any question or demand, replies: "I would prefer not to." Addressing such "artists of refusal" as Robert Walser, Robert Musil, Arthur Rimbaud, Marcel Duchamp, Herman Melville, and J. D. Salinger, Bartleby & Co. could be described as a meditation: a walking tour through the annals of literature. Written as a series of footnotes (a non-work itself), Bartleby embarks on such questions as why do we write, why do we exist? The answer lies in the novel itself: told from the point of view of a hermetic hunchback who has no luck with women, and is himself unable to write, Bartleby is utterly engaging, a work of profound and philosophical beauty.


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    Title
    Bartleby and Co.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Enrique Vila-Matas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811216982
    ISBN 10: 0811216985
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 863.64
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BIC subject category V2: D
    B&T Approval Code: P24102801
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC037000
    Thema V1.0: D
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    23 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Modern Spain's best writer among a growing sect of fanatics scattered around the world: from Estocolmo to Veracruz, from Paris to Cabo Verde, from Lisbon to Prague, from Varsovia to Buenos Aires."