June 18, 2012

Enrique Vila-Matas: Dublinesque

Posted in Vila-Matas Enrique at 8:00 am by John Self

Read my review here of Enrique Vila-Matas’s charming and dazzling novel Dublinesque, published in the Independent on Bloomsday.

For a fuller account of the book, you should also try Steve Mitchelmore’s at This Space and David Winters’ at ReadySteadyBook. Both say much more than I had the space or capability to.

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  1. [...] Enrique Vila-Matas: Dublinesque A very bookish book, the sort of book I would expect to love, this novel met my expectations and more. As well as being a bran tub of literary inspiration (note to self: reread Ulysses, and finish it this time), it is a work of originality and imagination in its own right. “One of the most pleasurable and joyous novels of the year.” [...]

  2. [...] Vila-Matas: Dublinesque (Rosalind Harvey & Anne McLean; Spanish), Harvill Secker – review by Asylum [...]

  3. […] Enrique Vila-Matas: Dublinesque A very bookish book, the sort of book I would expect to love, this novel met my expectations and more. As well as being a bran tub of literary inspiration (note to self: reread Ulysses, and finish it this time), it is a work of originality and imagination in its own right. “One of the most pleasurable and joyous novels of the year.” […]

  4. […] Enrique Vila-Matas: Dublinesque A very bookish book, the sort of book I would expect to love, this novel met my expectations and more. As well as being a bran tub of literary inspiration (note to self: reread Ulysses, and finish it this time), it is a work of originality and imagination in its own right. “One of the most pleasurable and joyous novels of the year.” […]


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