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A Brief History of Portable Literature
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Enrique Vila-Matas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-09 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

A reader s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists"
A Brief History of Portable Literature
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Enrique Vila-Matas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-09 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

A reader’s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short “history” of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of “portable literature.” The society is entirely imagined, but in this
Bookshops
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Jorge Carrión
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

"A lot of people will be interested in the famous bookshops of the world: Jorge Carrión has gone and visited them all. We can't travel right now, but we can travel in books." MARGARET ATWOOD Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this inventive
The Illogic of Kassel
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Enrique Vila-Matas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-09 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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
The Last Abolition
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Angela Alonso
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-07 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new interpretation of the Brazilian anti-slavery narrative, placing Brazil within the global network of nineteenth-century abolitionist activism, uncovers the broad history of Brazilian anti-slavery activists and the trajectory of their work. The Last Abolition is a major contribution to scholarship on the ending of slavery in Brazil.