Bartleby and Co. (Paperback)
$12.99 - Save $4.70 26% off - RRP $17.69 Free delivery worldwide Available
Dispatched in 3 business days When will my order arrive?
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.
- Published: 23 May 2007
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780811216982 ISBN 10: 0811216985
- Sales rank: 204,121
$15.18 - Save $4.12 21% off - RRP $19.30
$11.43 - Save $4.65 28% off - RRP $16.08
$12.46 - Save $2.01 13% off - RRP $14.47
$11.93 - Save $5.76 32% off - RRP $17.69
$13.58 - Save $5.51 28% off - RRP $19.09
There are currently no reviews for Bartleby and Co..
You must be logged in and a registered user to add a review.