09.03 at 19.00 Hispaania Maja (Valli 4) BOOK PRESENTATION: DUBLINESCA BY ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS With
09.03 at 19.00 Hispaania Maja (Valli 4)
BOOK PRESENTATION: DUBLINESCA BY ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS
With his career as a literary publisher juddered to halt, retired Samuel Riba is determined to curb his alcohol and internet intake. Under the influence of a revelatory and very real dream the ex-publisher sets off for Ireland where he and his three writer friends want to hold a funeral for the era of the printed book. Riba chooses Dublin and 16 June – Bloomsday – for the ceremony in homage to Joyce`s “Ulysses”. As he and his friends gather to give their eulogies to the Gutenberg Galaxy, he is accompanied by constant rain, a mysterious unidentified figure in a Mackintosh and a firm belief that a funeral should always be approached with a touch of parody.
Enrique Vila-Matas (born in Barcelona in 1948) is widely considered one of the most distinguished and original writers in contemporary Spanish fiction. Vila-Matas is the author of numerous award-winning books in which he successfully mixes different genres and strands from other literary works, always resulting in unique and inimitable style. His work has been translated into 30 languages.
Publication of the book in Estonia has received support from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Embassy of Spain in Estonia.
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