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It is a republican order; at the moment it has yet to admit women we are unjustly labeled as sexist. The last publisher will come before the last writer. We study the proposal and accept or disapprove the nomination. There will be a last writer; there has to be.

Does Dublinesca assume a celebration of the intellect with its abundant references to books and authors, as well as the constant shadow of Ulysses? His later work synthesizes a variety of avant-garde techniques, and also provides for careful reflection upon the irony and the humor of this complex world.

There is no radical division between the printed and the digital word, as they would have us perceive, only continuity.

Enrique Vila-Matas: El viaje vertical [The Vertical Voyage]

When he turns to his children to ask them to intercede on his behalf, he finds out that, for one reason or another, they are all very unhappy in their own lives. He is the father of verticak children, a catholic al-though not a churchgoer, a recently retired successful businessman, a tall and distinguished patriotic Catalan, a poker player and ex-politician who at the age of fourteen had to abandon school due to the Spanish Civil War.

The more rainy passages of Dublinesca touch upon it. What might Vila-Matas really make the most of in this life? I try to do a great deal, and sometimes I forget about some of the things that I attempt.

I had great fun making it up; for a few days I became a publisher. His wife assumes he will stay in his beloved Barcelona he is a Catalan nationalist but, after a lot of hesitation, he heads off to Portugal, first to Porto, then to Lisbon and, finally to Funchal in Madeira. This year, Andreu Jaume will be joining us. I walked into an Irish pub the other day, and the barman was French, and when he saw the red insignia he became excited, believing he found himself in the company of a distinguished fellow countryman.


I manage his work. Mayol deepens into his in-ner self at the same time opening to the mqtas. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Where is Federico to go?

The Vertical Journey – Editorial Anagrama

Enrique Vila-Matas Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in and has published a large body of narrative since his first work in This is very different from his usual novels, in that it has few literary references and fewer post-modern touches. During the following tragic week, Mayol looks for support among his friends but many of them are already dead. He is naturally devastated and things get worse when his adored eldest son, tells him that he is tired of his wife and, worse, is tired of running the insurance company.

I maintain the friendships that he had. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Mafas a parting question, at this moment in your literary life, what could it mean for you to be able somehow to fictionalize the self in convincing literary terms? That sea lifts my spirits.

I like to climb the tower, because from there I can see the Irish Sea. To begin with, life. I manage his life sensibly. At first, Mayol thinks that it must be all a joke but it is not. The era of Gutenberg is ending. Federico Mayol is a seventy year old gentleman from Barcelona. There is also a publisher, Malcom Otero Barral. The atmosphere in this book is that of the Irish novels. Riba, the publisher, has come to ruin because his catalogue was too demanding.


Are you concealing a story within an essay in order to compose your own intellectual autobiography? After all, as I have said, there is no radical division between the print and digital worlds, only continuity.

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It tells the story of Federico Mayol, a man in his seventies, who had run a successful insurance company which he has handed over to his eldest son. He is a regular contributor to the press. Accept Reject Read More.

Your email address will not be published. At his age, Mayol seems incapable of rebuilding his life and decides to go on a journey. Can books, verticla general, resist the onslaught of modern times?

Domene conversa con Vila-Matas. To what extent are you conscious of this willful escape from reality? In the geographical sense it will be a vertical voyage that starts by strolling in giaje good-for nothing attitude through a Barcelona that makes no verticwl to him, then going on to Oporto, Lisbon and from there to the island to Madeira, to end up in the foggy and mysteri-ous Atlantida.

We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. He starts to see life from the outside as if he were a living dead and he surprises himself imagining new and unexpected things.

With his latest installment, Dublinescathe reader attends the most festive funeral of the Gutenberg era. There are six knights, and on each Bloomsday we name one more, admitted so long as he is accepted mataw a minimum of five of the six members. What is truly important is that language and thought are not lost. Little by little Mayol begins to feel less desperate.