A Brief History of Portable Literature

A Brief History of Portable Literature

A reader’s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short “history” of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept ...

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811223386

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A reader’s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short “history” of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of “portable literature.” The society is entirely imagined, but in this rollicking, intellectually playful book, its members include writers and artists like Marcel Duchamp, Aleister Crowley, Witold Gombrowicz, Federico García Lorca, Man Ray, and Georgia O’Keefe. The Shandies meet secretly in apartments, hotels, and cafes all over Europe to discuss what great literature really is: brief, not too serious, penetrating the depths of the mysterious. We witness the Shandies having adventures in stationary submarines, underground caverns, African backwaters, and the cultural capitals of Europe.
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Because She Never Asked New Directions Pearls

Because She Never Asked  New Directions Pearls

His other New Directions books include Bartleby & Co., Montano's Malady,
Dublinesque, The Illogic of Kassel, and A Brief History of Portable Literature. He
is a Knight of the Legion of Honor from France and has won many prizes,
including the ...

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811225700

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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A novella—half joke and half nightmare— by "Spain's most significant contemporary literary figure" (The New Yorker) Because She Never Asked is a story reminiscent of that reached by the travelers in Patricia Highsmith's Stranger on a Train. The author first writes a piece for the artist Sophie Calle to live out: a young, aspiring, French artist travels to Lisbon and the Azores in pursuit of an older artist whose work she’s in love with. The second part of the story tells what happens between the author and Calle. She eludes, him; he becomes blocked, and suffers physical collapse. “Something strange happened along the way,” Vila-Matas wrote. “Normally, writers try to pass a work of fiction off as being real. But in Because She Never Asked, the opposite occurred: in order to give meaning to the story of my life, I found that I needed to present it as fiction.”
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God is Round

God is Round

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND TRANSLATOR JUAN VILLORO's journalistic and
literary work has been recognized with such ... Fiction 2015, and A Brief History of
Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas (a co-translation with Anne McLean).

Author: Juan Villoro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632060587

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

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What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."
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Bookshops

Bookshops

As a mature man, the author of A Brief History of Portable Literature revises his
initiatory experience in Paris, in the Paris of his personal myths, like Hemingway,
Guy Debord, Duras or Raymond Roussel, where everything evokes a splendid ...

Author: Jorge Carrión

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857054456

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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"A lot of people will be interested in the famous bookshops of the world: Jorge Carrión has gone and visited them all. We can't travel right now, but we can travel in books." MARGARET ATWOOD Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world, via its bookshops. His travels take him to Shakespeare & Co in Paris, Wells in Winchester, Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Librairie des Colonnes in Tangier, the Strand Book Store in New York and provoke encounters with thinkers, poets, dreamers, revolutionaries and readers. Bookshops is the travelogue of a lucid and curious observer, filled with anecdotes and stories from the universe of writing, publishing and selling books. A bookshop in Carrion's eyes never just a place for material transaction; it is a meeting place for people and their ideas, a setting for world changing encounters, a space that can transform lives. Written in the midst of a worldwide recession, Bookshops examines the role of these spaces in today's evershifting climate of globalisation, vanishing high streets, e-readers and Amazon. But far from taking a pessimistic view of the future of the physical bookshop, Carrion makes a compelling case for hope, underlining the importance of these places and the magic that can happen there. A vital manifesto for the future of the traditional bookshop, and a delight for all who love them. Translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush
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Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive

7% 5 § Four NoTE Books (7%" x 5" “On Collecting” “On Archiving” “On
Inventorying" “On Cataloguing” S TEN BOOKS The ... Walter Benjamin Journal
des faux-monnayeurs, André Gide A Brief History of Portable Literature, Enrique
Vila-Matas ...

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525520627

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A Best Book of 2019: Entertainment Weekly; TIME; NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine; The Washington Post; GQ; The Guardian; Chicago Tribune; Dallas Morning News; and the New York Public Library “The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli’s hands—electric, elastic, alluring, new.” --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times A fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father. In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way. As the family drives--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.
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Nocturama

Nocturama

H.U.O. What we still haven't mentioned is the superb Historia abreviada de la
literatura portátil ( A Brief History of Portable Literature ) , 26 something we have
discussed a lot in connection with the idea of the portable museum . D.G - F . You
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Author: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210621541

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 141

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A Brief History of Ancient Peoples

A Brief History of Ancient Peoples

With an Account of Their Monuments, Literature, and Manners Joel Dorman
Steele ... of money or an allowance of food , which the slaves of the clients
carried away in baskets or in small portable ovens , which kept the cooked meats
hot .

Author: Joel Dorman Steele

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1ZX8

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 312

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Categories: History, Ancient

Portable Literature

Portable Literature

As we continue into the twenty - first century , the only thing that remains certain
about the future of the novel , and of fiction in general , is its past . The History of
the Short Story Early precursors for the short story include anecdotes , parables ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 1413022812

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1205

View: 182

Designed for literature classes that only need the essentials, The PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Sixth Edition is the affordable, portable alternative to full length-or even compact-introduction to literature texts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

From the Shadows

From the Shadows

. As [the narrator’s] vivid imaginary world fuses with reality this deceptively ethereal novel advances toward a dark and startling finale.” —Wall Street Journal Laid off from his job, Damián Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a ...

Author: Juan José Millás

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

ISBN: 9781942658672

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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Publishers Weekly “Top 10 Book of the Year” selection “Begins as entertaining slapstick, subtly metamorphoses into fable. . . . As [the narrator’s] vivid imaginary world fuses with reality this deceptively ethereal novel advances toward a dark and startling finale.” —Wall Street Journal Laid off from his job, Damián Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a celebrity being interviewed on TV. After committing an act of petty theft at an antiques market, he finds himself trapped inside a wardrobe and delivered to the seemingly idyllic home of a husband, wife, and their internet-addicted teenage daughter. There, he sneaks from the shadows to serve as an invisible butler, becoming deeply and disastrously involved with his unknowing host family. Every thread of the plot is ingeniously tied together, creating a potent admixture of parable, love story, and thriller. Millás masterfully reveals the everyday as innately surreal as he renders the unbelievable tangible and the trivial fantastical, and full of dark humor. Juan José Millás is the recipient of Spain’s most prestigious literary prizes: the Premio Nadal, Premio Planeta, and Premio Nacional de Narrativa. A regular contributor to El País, Millás has also won many awards for his journalism. He is the author of several short story collections and works of nonfiction as well as over a dozen novels, including From the Shadows, the first of his novels to be published in North America. He lives in Madrid.
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From the Shadows

From the Shadows

From one of Spain's most original authors comes a wild, absurdist story about a lonely man's misguided attempts to connect

Author: Juan Jose Millas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942658664

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From one of Spain's most original authors comes a wild, absurdist story about a lonely man's misguided attempts to connect
Categories: Fiction

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dominique Gonzalez Foerster the Conversation Series

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dominique Gonzalez Foerster  the Conversation Series

Hans Ulrich Obrist — What we still haven ' t discussed is the superb Historia
abreviada de la literatura portátil ( A Brief History of Portable Literature ] , 35
something closely related to the idea of the portable museum . Dominique
Gonzalez ...

Author: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: UOM:39015078807016

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 799

Conversations with Marta Pan and André Wogenscky, Nicolas Ghesquière, Edgardo Cozarinsky, and Enrique Vila-Matas.
Categories: Architecture

Events to be remembered in the history of England

Events to be remembered in the history of England

CHEAP AND PORTABLE LITERATURE . The Pocket English Classics . 32mo .
neatly printed , in Illuminated Wrappers , price Sixpence each . The following are
now ready :THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD . COLERIDGE ' S ANCIENT MARINER .

Author: Charles Selby

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590894403

Category: Great Britain

Page: 338

View: 289

Categories: Great Britain

A Brief History of the Western World

A Brief History of the Western World

DIVISION OF THE EMPIRE AND FALL OF THE WEST E. Gibbon, The Decline
and Fall of the Roman Empire, is a monumental classic of historical literature (
available in paperback in The Portable Gibbon, ed., D. A. Saunders). A. H. M.
Jones ...

Author: Thomas H. Greer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: UCSC:32106007385872

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 597

View: 406

Greer/Lewis's A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD gives you a comprehensive view of the development of Western civilization in half the pages of other texts. Each chapter provides broad coverage of political, social, cultural, and religious themes. Includes a CD-ROM and access to an online university library.
Categories: Civilization, Western

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods.

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1368

View: 624

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary News

Literary News

A concise etymological dictionary of the English language. Harper. 12°. $1.25.
Villegas, A. Ramos Diaz de. A practical method for learning Spanish. Gottsbcrger.
x6° . 75 c. HI8TORY. Bancroft, G. History of the formation of the constitution of the
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ISBN: PRNC:32101064474826

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The R I Schoolmaster

The R I  Schoolmaster

SEXCHRONOLOGY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN SACRED AND PROFANE
HISTORY , from the Creation of Man to the Present Time . Compiled by ... The
index contains the names of nearly 3 , 000 eminent persons , and describes in
brief over 600 battles . ... Other things being equal , or even , to some extent ,
unequal , the small , portable books will drive from the field their heavy
competitors . 8 .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102792645

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Inventing English

Inventing English

Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231137942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Children s Literature

Children s Literature

Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . .

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226473024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 494

Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement
Categories: Literary Criticism

Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

Notes and Queries  A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men  Artists  Antiquaries  Genealogists  Etc

HANDBOOK TO THE LIBRARY OF TIIL BRITISH MUSEUM : Containing a Brief
History of its Formatiom , and of the ... It will coinprise full and complete Editions
of the great Authors of our Literature , including especially those which at present
exist only in sarce or expensive Editions . ... MUSEMENT FOR LONG EVENINGS
, by means of STATHAM'S Chemical Cabinets and Portable Laboratories , 58. 61
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