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Inevitably, disappearance covers a wide variety of concepts for our narrator, as he muses on the concept, goes off vkla all the usual tangents we expect from Vila-Matas and comes back again. The problem is that no-one seems to have noticed or cared. It is unsuccessful only in that no-one realises he has disappeared.

As this is Vila-Matas, it is a long time before he arrives in Seville, as we get many diversions. It is enormous fun but chaotic and complicated. Accept Reject Read Vilz. He imagines he is walking along a boulevard at the end of world. However, gradually, it is clear that, at first, he is becoming Dr Pasavento matws then Dr Pynchon and also Dr Pinchon, who may be the same as Dr Pynchon but may not. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This matzs typical Vila-Matas, a wonderfully inventive story, full of digressions literary learning, speculations, complications and stories.


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. As he finds out more, this becomes one of the running themes.

In particular he regales us with the choice of music he gets on the train company-provided enriquf. Accept Reject Read More. He even tries it himself, going to Naples, adopting the name Dr Pasavento, with Dr Pynchon as a back-up name. Indeed, to recount all his tangents would require almost as much space as the book itself takes.

Doctor Pasavento

Your email address will not be published. Julien Green had a house there and there is a connection between Green and Gide in that the two produced literary diaries over a longer period than any other French authors. The doctor, who is not called Doctor Pasavento pasavenro this book but Dottore i.

As he says, the story of rue Vaneau will never end. He accepts that actually disappearing would be quite difficult. He is enjoying the luxury, as he tells us. It is narrated by an unnamed narrator but a man who assumes various identities, including that of Dr and dottore, i.

All this helped by his discussions with Morante.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. He is concerned with the idea of disappearance and unsuccessfully plans his own disappearance.

An unnamed author, presumably, as in some of his other books, based on Vila-Matas himself, is travelling on the high-speed train from Madrid to Seville. He will later refer to Laurence Sterne with admiration, who wrote a book which was basically all digressions.


As in enriquf books, there is a sort of generalised literary-based theme that he is examining.

I would hope that it will eventually appear in English. Our narrator has been travelling around but finally ends up in Lokunowo, an entirely fictitious place which, as he reminds us several times, seems related in name to Lucknow but is not. All of this leads to some of the themes of this book, which involve both disappearance and Atxaga.


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The Syrian Embassy is there. This helps him disappear but also helps to move on to the next stage — madness. Rue Vaneau is still alive. The first few pages already lead off to all sorts of tangents.

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