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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

Label
Because she never asked
Title
Because she never asked
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
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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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." --
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miles, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The New Directions Pearls
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older authors
  • Women artists
  • Reality
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Older authors
  • Reality
  • Women artists
Target audience
adult
Label
Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Translation of: Porque ella no lo pidio
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
1520993
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9780811222754
Lccn
2015022707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811222754
  • (OCoLC)907103514
Label
Because she never asked, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated by Valerie Miles
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Translation of: Porque ella no lo pidio
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
1520993
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9780811222754
Lccn
2015022707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811222754
  • (OCoLC)907103514

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
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      1600 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX, 78741, US
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