Mac's Problem

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
224
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811227322
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About the Author

ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS was born in Barcelona. He has received countless prizes and written numerous award-winning novels, including Bartleby & Co., Montano's Malady, Never Any End to Paris, and Dublinesque
Margaret Jull Costa, who has translated José Saramago and Machado de Assis, lives in England.
Sophie Hughes has also translated José Revueltas and Enrique Vila-Matas for New Directions. She was shortlisted for the 2019 and 2020 International Booker Prize.

Reviews

Vila-Matas seems determined to test our faith, crafting tales of surrealist noir in which virtually anything can happen except happiness.
The tremendously touching characters in Enrique Vila-Matas's novels--who stumble from one place to the next, not really sure where they are going, but always on a quest--are so deeply comical on the one hand, and so deeply poignant on the other, that you just have to give yourself up to it because you're in the hands of a master.--Paul Auster
Diary, essay, thriller, conspiracy theory, posthumous memoir, novel--Vila-Matas uses all the materials to construct his latest metafictional fun house.
Vila-Matas's bouncy prose is the highlight of this lively ride through a writer's mind.-- (02/08/2019)
[Vila-Matas] charges the various tensions in his hybridized book: the artificial nature of plot and the apparent triviality of day-to-day existence, how life imitates art and art imitates life... Mac's Problem boasts an impressive architecture.-- (04/01/2019)
Literature is a space of twinned opposing forces: danger and refuge, death and life, and regrets and longing. Enrique Vila-Matas guides us into this treacherous realm so completely that I have learned to approach his books with a mix of excitement and dread.-- (04/30/2019)