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If you are with me so far, then you are in the No, and you are aware that your reading life isn’t j everything you have read, it’s everything you won’t read – whether by conscious decision or by running out of time. Marguerite Duras is there and she says it all with this line: I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I probably will never read all of Dickens, and to me, they may as well have been in that Alexandrian blaze. But it is very much a literary novel, concerned primarily with literature and the artistic impulse, not plot or action.

A must read if you like style in what you read.

Bartleby y compañia / Bartleby and Company

Also, the authors he picks are necessarily a bit under the radar for the most part, or they’re not prolific. Written as a series of footnotes a non-work itselfBarrleby embarks on such questions as why do we write, why do we exist? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Footnotes to a book that doesn’t exist about writers who stopped writing “those in the No” by a solitudinous Spanish hunchback. Uno de ellos es muy sencillo: On the other hand, a few little anecdotes do partially redeem it. The mention of the Brautigan Library in Burlington, the home for unpublished manuscripts. Each sub-story is about a writer he claims to be a “Bartleby”. Mucha gente me lo pregunta, yo me lo pregunto.


That bartleb be the point, it is likely the point. View all 23 comments. Rimbe was a literacy genius with a painfully high IQ who never drank nor smoked wholeheartedly in the first place check his poems “Comedy of the Thirst”not to mention that his decision to stop writing had a lot to do with his genius only being recognized by a couple of other talented poets at the time especially Verlaine and his book “A Season in Hell” not being picked up not even for free!

Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: This book is about the litererature of literature. The many who believe they have a book in them, 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. Any individual part of this book would have merited five stars, but as a whole I can only give three.

The author explores the world of the many authorsthat for some reason or another, have stoped writing alltogether. O elegir, mejor, no crearlos, deliberadamente.

There are terrific treatments on “artists of refusal,” such as Salinger, Rimbaud, Camus. Lo de Vila-Matas es genial. All my closest relatives are dead. In another one, the narrator recounts an old schoolboy friendship that ends in a very unexpected way. There’s a nice little one-liner cameo from Thomas Pynchon. Anche i personaggi di alcuni romanzi diventano emblematici come fautori della negazione partendo- ovviamente- da Melville e Howthorne e proseguendo con Musil e, soprattutto, Kafka.

Un libro clave para entender la obra de Enrique Vila-Matas. Nov 21, Jay Green rated it liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Gli inserti autobiografici, poi, sono talmente rapidi, che quasi non ce ne si accorge.

Because it is all footnotes! Now imagine the Alexandria library. Oct 20, Mike Puma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.


View all 17 comments. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The narrator may overstate it, but he’s basically right when it occurs to him that: It’s a book whose modest place is to lead its readers to other books. The narrator is a hunchbacked loser who takes a leave from work to write a book, but is blocked, but in his blockage writes a book in the form of footnotes about authors or authors’ characters throughout history who either refused to write, or couldn’t write due to blockage, or who wrote but refused to reveal much of themselves, or who simply preferred silence or to remain non-entities, etc.

Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas

I enjoyed the narrator’s fri I picked this up because I have such great affection for Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” the Wall Street scribe who ultimately preferred “not to” write. I find its serial interrogation necessary but not exactly fulfilling. Share your thoughts with other customers. All those books, all that knowledge, those stories. E neppure una raccolta di racconti, anche se ci sono dei racconti.

This one is the footnote about Schopenhauer Derain: This book even starts from a good place, because I’m a great fan of Herman Melville’s great story Bartleby. I would also like to share a passage in this book. It took some number of pages to get past the oddity of the structure, but was well worth hanging tight for.

Apr 17, K. 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. La gloria o il merito di certi uomini consiste nello scrivere bene; quello di altri consiste nel non scrivere affatto Posologia: