The latest addition to my website is Enrique Vila-Matas‘ Esta bruma insensata [That Mindless Mist]. This is Vila-Matas on form with his intellectual, literary, post-modern games. We follow the story of Simon Schneider, a man from Barcelona, who makes his living providing quotations to a successful US-based author, who turns out to be his younger brother. Simon has not seen Rainer, his brother, for twenty years and communicates only by email, Moreover, Rainer is a Pynchon-like recluse and no-one has seen him. One day Simon gets an email from his brother that he his coming to Barcelona and wants to meet him. He also learns that he is planning a non-fiction book, in which Simon dies. It is clever, witty, tricky, post-modern and a joy to read.
- Post author:tmn
- Post published:21 December 2019
- Post category:Spain / The Modern Novel website
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