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    Never Any End to Paris (Paperback) By (author) Enrique Vila-Matas, Translated by Anne McLean

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    DescriptionThis brilliantly ironic novel about literature and writing, in Vila-Matas s trademark witty and erudite style, is told in the form of a lecture delivered by a novelist clearly a version of the author himself. The lecturer tells of his two-year stint living in Marguerite Duras s garret during the seventies, spending time with writers, intellectuals, and eccentrics, and trying to make it as a creator of literature: I went to Paris and was very poor and very unhappy. Encountering such luminaries as Duras, Roland Barthes, Georges Perec, Sergio Pitol, Samuel Beckett, and Juan Marse, our narrator embarks on a novel whose text will kill its readers and put him on a footing with his beloved Hemingway. (Never Any End to Paris takes its title from a refrain in A Moveable Feast.) What emerges is a fabulous portrait of intellectual life in Paris that, with humor and penetrating insight, investigates the role of literature in our lives."


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    Title
    Never Any End to Paris
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Enrique Vila-Matas, Translated by Anne McLean
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811218139
    ISBN 10: 0811218139
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 863.64
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 23
    DC22: 863/.64
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: P24102801
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ6672.I37 P3713 2011
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    26 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    I m reading Vila-Matas s book like a novel, a very good novel in which the narrator gives us exhaustive information about the protagonist who happens to be himself. I don t know him personally, nor am I planning to meet him, I prefer to read him and let his literature pervade me. --Pedro Almodovar"