Coverart for item
The Resource The illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom

The illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom

Label
The illogic of Kassel
Title
The illogic of Kassel
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A puzzling phone call shatters a writer's routine. An enigmatic female voice extends a dinner invitation, and it soon becomes clear that this is an invitation to take part in the documenta, the legendary exhibition of contemporary art held every five years in Kassel, Germany. The writer's mission will be to sit down to write every morning in a Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of town, transforming himself into a living art installation. Once in Kassel, the writer is surprised to find himself overcome by good cheer as he strolls through the city, spurred on by the endless supply of energy at the heart of the exhibition. This is his spontaneous, quirky response to art, rising up against pessimism.With humor, profundity, and a sharp eye, Enrique Vila-Matas tells the story of a solitary man, who, roaming the streets amid oddities and wonder, takes it upon himself to translate from a language he does not understand
Member of
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430684
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
Language note
In English
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McLean, Anne
  • Milsom, Anna.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Spanish fiction
  • Arts
  • Arts, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
The illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A New Directions book."
  • "First published in 2015 as New Directions Paperbook 1307."
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
1104850
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780811221498
Lccn
2014046891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811221498
  • (OCoLC)892878777
Label
The illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean & Anna Milsom
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A New Directions book."
  • "First published in 2015 as New Directions Paperbook 1307."
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
1104850
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780811221498
Lccn
2014046891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811221498
  • (OCoLC)892878777

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
Processing Feedback ...