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    DescriptionAfter reading A Moveable Feast, aspiring novelist Enrique Vila-Matas moves to Paris to be closer to his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway. Surrounded by the writers, artists and eccentrics of '70s Parisian cafe culture, he dresses in black, buys two pairs of reading glasses, and smokes a pipe like Sartre. Now, in later life, he's reflecting on his youth while giving a three-day lecture on irony. And he's still convinced he looks likes Hemingway. Never Any End to Paris is a hilarious, playful novel about literature and the art of writing and how life never quite goes to plan.


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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: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 231 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846558047
    ISBN 10: 1846558042
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 863.6
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    HARVILL SECKER
    Publication date
    05 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Enrique Vila-Matas is widely considered to be one of Spain's most important contemporary novelists. His work has been translated into 30 languages and has won numerous international literary prizes, including the Herralde Prize, the Prix Medicis etranger and the Premio Romulo Gallegos. Vila-Matas's books have been longlisted (Montano) and shortlisted (Dublinesque) for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and Never Any End to Paris was a finalist for the US Best Translated Book Award.
    Review quote
    "A virtuoso balletic pas de deux of memory and imagination... There is something reminiscent in the fictional young Vila-Matas of Woody Allen... Not only does this novel glitter with sharp ideas and observations, it may just be the best book I've ever read about Paris." TLS "Utterly compelling...breathtakingly accomplished... I was left satisfied, yet somehow wishing this captivating raconteur had continued indefinitely" Literary Review "By the end of it I was fully seduced by its self-portrait of the artist as a young writer... This wonderful book only reconfirms the never-ending-ness of Paris" Independent "Vila-Matas's touch is light and whimsical, while his allusions encompass a rogue's gallery of world literature" The Economist "One of Spain's most inventive and enjoyable novelists" Irish Examiner