Vampire in Love: Stories By : Enrique Vila Matas

Vampire in Love: Stories
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  • Author: Enrique Vila Matas
    Publication Date: 03/05/2017
    Binding: Paperback
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Enrique Vila-Matas is widely hailed by his peers and readers as one of the greatest writers of fiction in contemporary Spanish literature. Gathered for the first time in English and spanning the author’s entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of Vila Matas’s finest short stories. 

A father summons his son to his deathbed to tell him that he arranged for his wife’s death. An effeminate, hunchbacked barber—known to everyone as Nosferatu—decides to see, one last time, the choirboy he has fallen in love with. A fledgling writer on amphetamines visits the French writer 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. And a writer on vacation decides—as a way of paying tribute to the pioneering composer Erik Satie—to reply to nineteen emails without reading them. 

The stories in Vampire in Love, brilliantly translated by renowned translator Margaret Jull Costa, are all told with Vila-Matas’s signature erudition and wit and his provocative, relentless questioning of the interrelation of art and life.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 272 Pages
Bar Code: 9789386338822
Publisher: Speaking Tiger

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