Montano's Malady

Montano's Malady

Paperback (05 Jun 2007) | English

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Synopsis

The narrator of Montano's Malady is a writer named Jose who is so obsessed with literature that he finds it impossible to distinguish between real life and fictional reality. Part picaresque novel, part intimate diary, part memoir and philosophical musings, Enrique Vila-Matas has created a labyrinth in which writers as various as Cervantes, Sterne, Kafka, Musil, Bolano, Coetzee, and Sebald cross endlessly surprising paths. Trying to piece together his life of loss and pain, Jose leads the reader on an unsettling journey from European cities such as Nantes, Barcelona, Lisbon, Prague and Budapest to the Azores and the Chilean port of Valparaiso. Exquisitely witty and erudite, it confirms the opinion of Bernardo Axtaga that Vila-Matas is "the most important living Spanish writer."

Book information

ISBN: 9780811216289
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 272g
Height: 200mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 15mm