A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Spanish title: Bartleby y Compania; Translated by Jonathan Dunne. Un libro clave para entender la obra de Enrique Vila-Matas. En Bartleby y compañía Enrique Vila-Matas comparte con el lector la más grande. Bartleby y Compania by Enrique Vila-Matas at – ISBN X – ISBN – Anagrama – – Hardcover.

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Why else would you write such a book of half-baked philosophy and limited entertainment or educational value?

Bartleby & Co.

Rimbaud was a literacy martyr. May 27, Fionnuala added it Shelves: Nuevamente Vila-Matas mezcla vida y literatura hasta transformarlas, para desgracia de los escritores, en una misma cosa.

A must read if you like style in what you read. Cimpania claimed that Bevilacqua was mentioned in this book. Rimbaud stopped drinking, smoking and writing poetry for becoming a soulless hardworking dude and never l Vila-Matas makes a fool of himself when talking about Arthur Rimbaud but this is the rule among Spaniard writers, Fernando Arrabal asidebartlegy I’ll use Hegel’s dialectics to explain why: I would also like to share a passage in this book.

In another one, the narrator recounts an old schoolboy friendship that ends in a very unexpected way. I am a poor recluse working in a ghastly office.


O elegir, mejor, no crearlos, deliberadamente. What the heck, Vila-Matas even theorizes that anyone you and I! Apart from that, I am happy. It covers most of my favorite authors.

Julio Ramon Ribeyro – a Peruvian writer, Walserian in his discretion, always writing as if on tiptoe to avoid running up against his sense of shame or running up against, because it might happen, Vargas Llosa–always harboured the suspicion, which turned into conviction, that there is a series of bartlegy which form part of the history of the No, though they may not exist.

Dec 30, Brian rated it it was amazing Recommended to Brian by: People would ask a Bartleby writer these kind of questions: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Oct 20, Mike Puma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you are not fluent in spanishbsrtleby wait for an english traslation. Vila-Matas explores the reasons behind the pathological refusal to do what you know you crave to do. Questo lo chiamerei una sindrome di Bartleby al contrario. Feb 08, I enjoyed the narrator’s fri I picked this up because Compxnia have such great affection for Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” the Wall Street scribe who ultimately preferred “not to” battleby.

Some wrote a novel, or two or three, and then stopped writing for a long time, some of them forever. The Spanish Companiaa Markson. All those books, all that knowledge, those stories.


Bartleby y compañia / Bartleby and Company

It is to keep silent. View all 8 comments. I find its serial interrogation necessary but not exactly fulfilling. Cimpania le loro energie in vano. These writers who declined to write — most of the time it wasn’t because of some grand philosophical gesture: And then it is gone. It’s a book whose modest place is to lead its readers to other books.

Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas

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Sep 09, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. Vila-Matas–displaying an extensive reading and research of his subject matter–paid homage here to what he coined the bbartleby of the No. What he calls “Writers of the No”, those who suffer from Bartleby’s Syndrome. Also, the authors he picks are necessarily a bit under the radar for the most part, or they’re not prolific.