Dublinesque
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Dublinesque

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One night, a renowned and now retired literary publisher has a vivid dream that takes place in Dublin, a city he's never visited. The central scene of the dream is a funeral in the era of Ulysses. The publisher would give anything to know if an unidentified character in his dream is the great author he always wanted to meet, or the ghostly angel who abandoned him during childhood. As the days go by, he will come to understand that his vision of the end of an era was prophetic. Enrique Vila-Matas traces a journey that connects the worlds of Joyce and Beckett, revealing the difficulties faced by literary authors, publishers, and good readers in a society where literature is losing influence. A robust work, Dublinesque is a masterwork of irony, humor, and erudition by one of Spain's most celebrated living authors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811219615
  • 9780811219617
  • 231,554

Review quote

The accent of Vila-Matas's project falls on an accomplished romanticism conscious of its historicity, an artist-worship taken to maturity that concurrently absents and introduces itself into the work at every moment.show more

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986 ratings
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2 10% (96)
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