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According to Enrique Vila-Matas there’s a Literature of the No which doesn’t exist but is still very important.

See our Returns Policy. Open Preview See a Problem? People would ask a Bartleby writer these kind of questions: Now imagine the Alexandria library.

The many who believe they have a book in xompania, or are haunted by the feeling that there is something they want to set down in words suggests that maybe more than one per cent of humanity isn’t of the purest Bartleby-sort, but since most don’t actually manage to make much of their vague dreams it does indeed seem to be a Bartleby-peopled planet.

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Bartleby Y Compañia / Bartleby and Company: : Enrique Vila-Matas: Books

Insomma, un po’ vi ammalia, un po’ vi prende garbatamente per il culo. What the heck, Vila-Matas even theorizes that anyone you and I! Copmania wrote a novel, or two or three, and then stopped writing for a long time, some of them forever. And, despite being in the form of footnotes, a narrative coalesces as well: All my closest relatives are dead. Thank God for the translators. Juan Rulfo and his Pedro Paramo.

Sep 12, Juan rated it really liked it. In fact, his footnotes are 2 or 3 and it was towards the end and so I waited and waited and I was, luckily, not disappointed since those footnotes are very moving. Jul 04, Paul Bryant rated it it was ok Shelves: Is its own non-entityism intentional? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Manguel claimed that Bevilacqua was mentioned in this book. I am sure it would have been much more intellectual if I were well read enough to sift amusing fact from comoania fiction.


And at one point, the narrator summarizes a book I’d really like to read, but I can’t remember the name and I can’t find it in the book, unfortunately, so I can’t say what it is at the moment. And the point is, as Blanchot says, what he was searching for, the source of all writing, that space where he could write, that light which ought to be circumscribed, in space, demanded of him and confirmed in him dispositions which made him unsuitable for any ordinary literary work or distracted him from the same.

La gloria o il merito di certi uomini consiste nello scrivere bene; quello di altri consiste nel non scrivere affatto Posologia: The piece is a collection of footnotes, written by a reclusive hunchback who is unable to write. David Shields Reality Hunger: If you are not fluent in spanishbetter wait for an english traslation.

Like all those books we won’t ever read. Very highly recommended for fans of David Markson — this isn’t like Markson stylistically, but if you like Markson you just might like Mr. With Bartleby and Co. E poi sono arrivata a pagina View all 18 comments.

View all 30 comments. Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Letter of Lord Chandosthat “emblematic text in the art of refusal” is one of the main examples, but the book is filled with bartkeby on the theme, as all aspects and all sorts of examples are offered. View all 6 comments. Take a companoa and think about all of the books that you will read in your life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So, you know, who cares about these mopes?

Most helpful customer compabia on Amazon. A unique yet totally readable read. Apr 20, Riku Sayuj rated it liked it. Bargleby was because they took to drink or had a brain injury or discovered sex or went round the twist and were shut up in asylums or disappeared in Mexican water or Guinean jungles or they had a career change and became full time acrobats or chemical plant executives.


Bartleby y compañia / Bartleby and Company

Is that such a thing? The author explores the world of the many authorsthat for some reason or another, have stoped writing alltogether. This is a book of footnotes so there are no chapter numbers or headers but only numbers at the beginning of each sub-story. A unique yet totall Footnotes to a book that doesn’t exist about writers who stopped writing “those in the No” by a solitudinous Spanish hunchback.

We only need dispose ourselves accordingly. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Well, there’s also a Reviewer compsnia the No and it’s me, and I say NO to this maundering waffly postmodern excuse.

Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas

View all 10 comments. There’s one wherein the narrator encounters Salinger on a bus, and debates whether to approach him or not. Julio Ramon Ribeyro – a Peruvian writer, Walserian in his discretion, always writing as if on tiptoe to avoid running up against his sense of shame or running up against, because it might happen, Vargas Llosa–always harboured the suspicion, which turned into conviction, that there is a series of books which form part of the history of the No, though they may not exist.

But the idea of the Literature of the No just falls apart like a badly stitched Frankenstein experiment.