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.
Categories: Fiction

Because She Never Asked New Directions Pearls

Because She Never Asked  New Directions Pearls

“Enrique VilaMatas has pioneered one of contemporary literature's most
interesting responses to the great Modernist writers. ... Bartleby & Co., Montano's
Malady, Dublinesque, The Illogic of Kassel, and A Brief History of Portable
Literature.

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.”
Categories: Fiction

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."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive

... Benjamin Journal des faux-monnayeurs, André Gide A Brief History of Portable
Literature, Enrique Vila-Matas Perpetual Inventory, Rosalind E. Krauss The
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson § FOLDER (FACSIMILE COPIES,
CLIPPINGS, ...

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008290030

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 343

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature
Categories: Fiction

Brief History of English and American Literature

Brief History of English and American Literature

But he was a great literary artist . ... the common sense of English readers , and
furnished it with neat , portable formulas , so that it no longer needed to vent its
observation in mangled terms , ” but could pour itself out compactly , artistically ,
in ...

Author: Henry Augustin Beers

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:13590933

Category: American literature

Page: 638

View: 250

Categories: American literature

The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

The British Controversialist  and Literary Magazine

Tuckmann's (L. M.) Practical German Grammar, Wordsworth's (C.) Law of Mining
and Banking LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. ... as furnishing an outline of the history
of cheap books:— The tendency towards cheap and portable literature has been
increasing steadily during the last fifty years. ... brief history of cheap publications
As the reader has seen, the tendency has been continually and steadily in one ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3126247

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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
 ...

Author: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210621541

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 141

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Categories: Photography, Artistic

Dominique Gonzalez Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez Foerster

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

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

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

View: 415

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: 916

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

Brief History of Greece

Brief History of Greece

A portable trunk , containing drying press , knife , trowel , microscope , and
tweezers , and a copy of Wood ' s “ Plant ... LITERATURE . Gilman ' s First Steps
in English Literature 37 THE NATIONAL SERIES OF STANDARD SCHOOL -
BOOKS .

Author: John Heyl Vincent

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B297072

Category: Greece

Page: 191

View: 883

Categories: Greece

Conflict and Soldiers Literature in Early Modern Europe

Conflict and Soldiers  Literature in Early Modern Europe

Hamilton, Frederick W., A Brief History of Printing in England: A Short History of
Printing in England from Caxton to the Present Time, ... Hampton, Timothy,
Writing from History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature,
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. ... Kleinschmidt, Harald, 'Using the Gun:
Manual Drill and the Proliferation of Portable Firearms', The Journal of Military
History, Vol ...

Author: Paul Scannell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472566713

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 198

In Conflict and Soldiers' Literature in Early Modern Europe, Paul Scannell analyses the late 16th-century and early 17th-century literature of warfare through the published works of English, Welsh and Scottish soldiers. The book explores the dramatic increase in printed material on many aspects of warfare; the diversity of authors, the adaptation of existing writing traditions and the growing public interest in military affairs. There is an extensive discussion on the categorisation of soldiers, which argues that soldiers' works are under-used evidence of the developing professionalism among military leaders at various levels. Through analysis of autobiographical material, the thought process behind an individual's engagement with an army is investigated, shedding light on the relevance of significant personal factors such as religious belief and the concept of loyalty. The narratives of soldiers reveal the finer details of their experience, an enquiry that greatly assists in understanding the formidable difficulties that were faced by individuals charged with both administering an army and confronting an enemy. This book provides a reassessment of early modern warfare by viewing it from the perspective of those who experienced it directly. Paul Scannell highlights how various types of soldier viewed their commitment to war, while also considering the impact of published early modern material on domestic military capability - the 'art of war'.
Categories: History

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: 244

Categories: Great Britain

Curiosities of History

Curiosities of History

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: John Timbs

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112077306840

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 998

Categories: History

The Monthly Literary Advertiser

The Monthly Literary Advertiser

Will short y be published by Grant and Griffith , St . Paul ' s Church Yard . I Frost ' s
Portable Globe , with Book , 1s . ... the earliest ages held dominion over the Sea ;
comprising a brief History of Navigation from the remotest periods to the pre.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z185506205

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Page:

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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer

The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer

The following extract from an article which re - Mrs . Jameson ' s “ History of
Painting . ... In 1844 , also , Mr . Murray The tendency towards cheap and
portable lite issued his “ Home and Colonial Library , " at rature has been ... The
volumes issued by Mr . Bohn regularly since After Tonson , the attempts at cheap
literature that time already amount to ... In 1844 , how Such is a brief history of
cheap publications ever , Mr . Charles Knight took a position which , since the
year 1800 ! As the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555017318

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

In his admirably concise , comprehensive , and unbiassed ' brief history ' Mr. Fcp .
8vo . cloth , with Maps and Plans , W. E. ... People . closely printed , is clear , and
they are nearly as light and twice as portable as a fairly filled cigar - case .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858016628160

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

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: 396

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