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

Portable Literature Reading Reacting Writing

Portable Literature  Reading  Reacting  Writing

An allusion is a brief reference to a person, place, or event (fictional or actual)
that readers are expected to recognize. ... Allusions can come from any source:
history, the arts, other works of literature, the Bible, current events, or even the ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537132

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1440

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PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Ninth Edition, includes a wide selection of essential classic and contemporary readings along with brief introductions to the literary genres, useful study questions and prompts, and a down-to-earth, accessible guide to writing about literature. This streamlined edition is an affordable, portable alternative to the full-length and compact versions of this popular Introduction to Literature text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Literary Collections

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

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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

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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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.
Categories: Fiction

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

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

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: 121

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

The American Register Or Summary Review of History Politics and Literature

The American Register  Or  Summary Review of History  Politics  and Literature

... of proceeding, in the second, with the history of French Affairs, and treating at
large of American and English Literature. ... and falls under that description of
politics so much favoured, which may be termed portable; it wears a plausible air
of ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3476816

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

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

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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

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: 135

Categories: American literature

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: 296

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

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.

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ISBN: ONB:+Z185506205

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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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ISBN: OXFORD:555017318

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

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: 210

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

The Portable Bunyan

The Portable Bunyan

Even more important, this book is a rare example of a truly worldly study of "world literature"--and of the critical importance of translation, both linguistic and cultural.

Author: Isabel Hofmeyr

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691116563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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How does a book become an international bestseller? What happens to it as it is translated into different languages, contexts, and societies? How is it changed by the intellectual environments it encounters? What does the transnational circulation mean for its reception back home? Exploring the international life of a particularly long-lived and widely traveled book, Isabel Hofmeyr follows The Pilgrim's Progress as it circulates through multiple contexts--and into some 200 languages--focusing on Africa, where 80 of the translations occurred. This feat of literary history is based on intensive research that criss-crossed among London, Georgia, Kingston, Bedford (John Bunyan's hometown), and much of sub-Saharan Africa. Finely written and unusually wide-ranging, it accounts for how The Pilgrim's Progress traveled abroad with the Protestant mission movement, was adapted and reworked by the societies into which it traveled, and, finally, how its circulation throughout the empire affected Bunyan's standing back in England. The result is a new intellectual approach to Bunyan--one that weaves together British, African, and Caribbean history with literary and translation studies and debates over African Christianity and mission. Even more important, this book is a rare example of a truly worldly study of "world literature"--and of the critical importance of translation, both linguistic and cultural.
Categories: Literary Criticism