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Overview

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811223461
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 1,209,130
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Award-winning translator Margaret Jull Costa lives in England.

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