Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby & Co

I would prefer not to forget Bartleby, that very curious character brought to us by Herman Melville, but I won’t be forgetting this book either. Marcelo, a Catalan clerk, who has managed to publish a book, has become a Bartleby, not able to write anything He sets out to find other Bartlebys, and reasons why they prefer not to write. And it’s an intriguing, interesting great story, pleasure to read – although as a reader of mostly Anglo-American fiction getting used to the Latin (Catalan in this case) mindset takes a bit time, but is worth it.

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