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The Resource Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles

Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles

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Because she never asked
Title
Because she never asked
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Because She Never Asked is a story reminiscent of that reached by the travelers in Patricia Highsmith's Stranger on a Train. The author shall write 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 off a work fiction 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" --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6672.I37
LC item number
P6713 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miles, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Women artists
Label
Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
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Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions book."
  • Translation of a story that appeared in the Enrique Vila-Matas collection, Exploradores del abismo, published in Barcelona by Editorial Anagrama, in 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9780811222754
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky277745691
  • (OCoLC)907103514
  • 918773
Label
Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions book."
  • Translation of a story that appeared in the Enrique Vila-Matas collection, Exploradores del abismo, published in Barcelona by Editorial Anagrama, in 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9780811222754
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky277745691
  • (OCoLC)907103514
  • 918773

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