The Illogic Of Kassel

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The Illogic Of Kassel

Author : Enrique Vila-Matas
ISBN : 9780811224369
Genre : Fiction
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A literary look at one of Europe’s most acclaimed art exhibitions by a Spanish author “offering strange cerebral satisfactions” (Village Voice). 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.
Category: Fiction

Mac And His Problem

Author : Enrique Vila-Matas
ISBN : 9781473554054
Genre : Fiction
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Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' (Colm Tóibín) Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. At over sixty, and recently unemployed, Mac is a beginner, a novice, an apprentice – delighted by the themes of repetition and falsification, and humbly armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of literature. Mac's wife, Carmen, thinks he is simply wasting his time and in danger of sliding further into depression and idleness. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood. It is the hottest summer Barcelona has seen in over one hundred years. Soon, despite his best intentions (not to write a novel), Mac begins to notice that life is exhibiting strange literary overtones and imitating fragments of plot. As he sizzles in the heatwave, he becomes ever more immersed in literature – a literature haunted by death but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature.
Category: Fiction

Vampire In Love

Author : Enrique Vila-Matas
ISBN : 9780811223478
Genre : Fiction
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“Arguably Spain’s most significant contemporary literary figure” (Joanna Kavenna, The New Yorker) Gathered for the first time in English, and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of the Spanish master Enrique Vila-Matas’s finest short stories. An effeminate, hunchbacked barber on the verge of death falls in love with a choirboy. A fledgling writer on barbiturates visits Marguerite Duras’s Paris apartment and watches his dinner companion slip into the abyss. An unsuspecting man receives a mysterious phone call from a lonely ophthalmologist, visits his abandoned villa, and is privy to a secret. The stories in Vampire in Love, selected and brilliantly translated by the renowned translator Margaret Jull Costa, are all told with Vila-Matas’s signature erudition and wit and his provocative questioning of the interrelation of art and life.
Category: Fiction

Because She Never Asked New Directions Pearls

Author : Enrique Vila-Matas
ISBN : 9780811225700
Genre : Fiction
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A novella—half joke and half nightmare— by "Spain's most significant contemporary literary figure" (The New Yorker) Because She Never Asked is a story reminiscent of that reached by the travelers in Patricia Highsmith's Stranger on a Train. The author first writes 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 a work of fiction off 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.”
Category: Fiction

Save Twilight

Author : Julio Cortázar
ISBN : 0872867099
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Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortazar s poetry to appear in English."
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The Necessary Peace

Author : Donald M. Snow
ISBN : UOM:39015012092279
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

African Arts

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ISBN : UOM:39015077237173
Genre : Africa
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Category: Africa

Authentic Ex Centric

Author : Salah M. Hassan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112789214
Genre : Art
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Against the musty stereotypes and prejudices that still consider Africa a dark continent full of nameless, Third World nations always striving but never managing to catch up with the West, Authentic/Ex-Centric positions Africa as the source of many of the ideas associated with European modernism. From Cubism's radical abstraction to 70s performance art and its use of ritual, shamanism, and magic, the influence of African art has long been underap-preciated. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held to critical acclaim on the fringes of the 2001 Venice Biennale, Authentic/Ex-centric offers a glimpse of the ways in which African and African and African Diaspora artists have interpreted and translated the aesthetic and social experiences of post-colonial Africa into new idioms of artistic expression, and argues for their proper location in the broad narrative of global conceptualism. Including work by such artists as Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willem Boshoff, Godfried Donkor, Rachid Koraichi, Berni Searle, and Yinka Shonibare.
Category: Art

Essays In Musicology

Author : Kurt von Fischer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042520606
Genre : Music
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Category: Music

Contemporary Artists

Author : Muriel Emanuel
ISBN : UCSD:31822000100057
Genre : Art, Modern
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Category: Art, Modern

Contemporary Artists

Author : Jean-Christophe Ammann
ISBN : UOM:39015035329971
Genre : Art - 20e siècle - Biobibliographie
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Category: Art - 20e siècle - Biobibliographie

Rilm Abstracts Of Music Literature

Author : International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization)
ISBN : UOM:39015054344992
Genre : Music
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A comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, with abstracts written in English. All scholarly works are included: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, and reviews.
Category: Music

Employment Practices Decisions

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924087563502
Genre : Discrimination in employment
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Category: Discrimination in employment

Fair Employment Practice Cases

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ISBN : UCAL:B5121575
Genre : Discrimination in employment
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With case table.
Category: Discrimination in employment

Arts Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39076000046917
Genre : Art
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Category: Art