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The Resource Mac's Problem, Enrique Vila-Matas, (electronic resource)

Mac's Problem, Enrique Vila-Matas, (electronic resource)

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Mac's Problem
Title
Mac's Problem
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Enrique Vila-Matas
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Language
eng
Summary
Enrique Vila-Matas's new novel is perhaps his greatest: "playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists" (Colm Tóibín) Mac is currently unemployed and lives on his wife's earnings from her furniture restoration business. An avid reader, he decides at the age of sixty to keep a diary. Mac's wife, Carmen, a dyslexic born of dyslexic parents, thinks he is simply wasting his time and risking sliding further into depression—but Mac persists, and is determined that this diary will not turn into a novel. However, one day, he has a chance encounter with a near neighbor, a highly successful author who once wrote a collection of enigmatic, willfully obscure stories. Mac decides that, while he will not write his own stories, he will read, revise, and improve his neighbor's, which are mostly narrated by a ventriloquist who has lost the ability to speak in different voices. As Mac embarks on this task, he finds that the stories have a strange way of imitating life. Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes stranger and more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing
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Vila-Matas, Enrique
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dictionaries
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  • Costa, Margaret Jull
  • Hughes, Sophie
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Humor (Fiction)
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Mac's Problem, Enrique Vila-Matas, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780811227339
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59d15a4f-166c-4330-ac71-b518b0c3ed70
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Adobe EPUB eBook
Label
Mac's Problem, Enrique Vila-Matas, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780811227339
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59d15a4f-166c-4330-ac71-b518b0c3ed70
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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Adobe EPUB eBook

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