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The Resource A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead

A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead

Label
A brief history of portable literature
Title
A brief history of portable literature
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short “&#x68;istory”&#x20;of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of “&#x70;ortable literature.”&#x20;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 Garc<U+00d4>ia Lorca, Man Ray, and Georgia O{u2019}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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
741.5/973
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN778
LC item number
.V4813 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McLean, Anne
  • Bunstead, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Modern
  • Intellectual life
Label
A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A New Directions book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780811223379
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky269834464
  • (OCoLC)898092808
  • 918777
Label
A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Thomas Bunstead
Publication
Note
"A New Directions book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780811223379
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky269834464
  • (OCoLC)898092808
  • 918777

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