Vampire in Love
Enrique Vila-Matas & Margaret Jull Costa
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
- Category: Short Stories
- Published: Sep 27, 2016
- Publisher: New Directions
- Seller: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
- Print Length: 282 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 2.1