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He accepts that actually disappearing would be quite difficult. Who is Dr Pasavento? However, gradually, it is clear that, at first, he is becoming Dr Pasavento and then Dr Pynchon and also Dr Pinchon, who may be the same as Dr Pynchon but may not.
All of this leads to some of the themes of this book, which involve both disappearance and Atxaga. In particular he regales us ;asavento the choice of music he gets on the train company-provided headphones. He is divorced and his daughter had died from a heroin overdose.
Sadly, it has not been translated into English, though has been translated into five other languages. The first few pages already lead off to all sorts of tangents.
He abandons the attempt. In this book it is disappearance. Accept Reject Read More. As he finds out more, this becomes one of the running themes. He sees a mysterious house which nobody seems to know who lives there but he does see some silhouettes of people in the basement talking to one another. He oasavento an article for a Spanish magazine and then, when he finds out more, writes one for doctlr Mexican magazine but wants to update that when he finds that Marx lived there for a while.
At doctpr conference, he and Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga are to speak on the relationship between fiction and reality. Previous Post Previous Alisa Ganieva: The problem is that no-one seems to have noticed or cared.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. He knows little about Syria but, after finding out about the Embassy, he keeps hearing about Syria in various contexts. Starting with the historic Dupeyroux ejrique, where he goes to buy aspirins as French ones are said to be stronger than Spanish ones, he learns, through Google, of all sorts of historic associations.
Morante is a former colleague of his in Naples.
I enjoyed it immensely and, while it is a bit longer than most of his other works, I do not see why this should vilz a deterrent. It is enormous fun but chaotic and complicated.
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As this review is about Vila-Matas, I feel at total liberty to throw in my own diversions, so here is my recommendation for Apology for the Woman Writinganother book on this site about Montaigne. He imagines he is walking along a boulevard at the end of world. It is not clear who is asking him or what is response his. An unnamed author, presumably, as in some of his other books, based on Vila-Matas himself, is travelling on the high-speed train from Madrid to Seville.
But he also goes off on all sorts of digressions, including a mild obsession with Rue Vaneau in Paris, where he stays in a hotel. I would hope that it will eventually appear in English. He will find out more in the very real Paris Ouvrier. Given that several of his works written both before and after this book are available in English, I have to wonder why. He travels round Europe meeting various people, both fictitious and real, ending up in the fictitious Lokunowo, where he assumes various identities.
Inevitably, disappearance covers a wide variety of concepts for our narrator, as he muses on the concept, goes off on all the usual tangents we expect from Vila-Matas and comes back again.
We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Our narrator dkctor been travelling around but finally ends up in Lokunowo, an entirely fictitious place which, as he reminds us several times, seems related in name vilx Lucknow but is not. He will later refer to Laurence Sterne with admiration, who wrote a book which was basically all digressions.
Doctor Pasavento – Editorial Anagrama
The doctor, who is not called Doctor Pasavento in this book but Dottore i.
Sadly, at the time of writing, it is not available in English, though available in five other languages.