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

A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean and 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 and Thomas Bunstead
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short history of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of "portable literature." In this rollicking, intellectually playful book, the society's members include writers and artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Witold Gombrowicz, Federico García Lorca, Man Ray, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The Shandies meet 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
Member of
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10429060
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
863/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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  • McLean, Anne
  • Bunstead, Thomas
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True
Series statement
New Directions Paperbook
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  • Authorship
  • Adventure stories
  • Intellectual life
  • Adventure stories
  • Authorship
  • Intellectual life
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean and Thomas Bunstead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Historia abreviada de la literatura portátil
  • "First published in 2015 as New Directions Paperbook 1308."
  • "A New Directions book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898092808
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780811223379
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898092808
Label
A brief history of portable literature, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean and Thomas Bunstead
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Historia abreviada de la literatura portátil
  • "First published in 2015 as New Directions Paperbook 1308."
  • "A New Directions book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898092808
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780811223379
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014046884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898092808

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