A Brief History of Portable Literature (Paperback)

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By Enrique Vila-Matas, Anne McLean (Translator), Thomas Bunstead (Translator)
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An author (a version of Vila-Matas himself) presents a short "history" of a secret society, the Shandies, who are obsessed with the concept of "portable literature." The society is entirely imagined, but in this rollicking, intellectually playful book, its members include writers and artists like Marcel Duchamp, Aleister Crowley, Witold Gombrowicz, Federico Garc a Lorca, Man Ray, and Georgia O'Keefe. The Shandies meet secretly in apartments, hotels, and cafes all over Europe to discuss what great literature really is: brief, not too serious, penetrating the depths of the mysterious. We witness the Shandies having adventures in stationary submarines, underground caverns, African backwaters, and the cultural capitals of Europe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811223379
ISBN-10: 081122337X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English