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The Resource Mac's problem, Enrique Vila-Matas ; tanslated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa & Sophie Hughes

Mac's problem, Enrique Vila-Matas ; tanslated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa & Sophie Hughes

Label
Mac's problem
Title
Mac's problem
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas ; tanslated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa & Sophie Hughes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Mac is currently unemployed and lives on his wife's earnings from her furniture restoration business. An avid reader, he decides at the age of sixty to keep a diary. Mac's wife, Carmen, a dyslexic born of dyslexic parents, thinks he is simply wasting his time and risking sliding further into depression--but Mac persists, and is determined that this diary will not turn into a novel. However, one day, he has a chance encounter with a near neighbor, a highly successful author who once wrote a collection of enigmatic, willfully obscure stories. Mac decides that, while he will not write his own stories, he will read, revise, and improve his neighbor's, which are mostly narrated by a ventriloquist who has lost the ability to speak in different voices. As Mac embarks on this task, he finds that the stories have a strange way of imitating life. Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes stranger and more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6672.I37
LC item number
M3313 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Costa, Margaret Jull
  • Hughes, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unemployed
  • Depression, Mental
  • Diaries
Label
Mac's problem, Enrique Vila-Matas ; tanslated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa & Sophie Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223130701999
  • 31223130701981
  • 31223130702070
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780811227322
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018047704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20190425-084
System control number
(OCoLC)1042402318
Label
Mac's problem, Enrique Vila-Matas ; tanslated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa & Sophie Hughes
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223130701999
  • 31223130701981
  • 31223130702070
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780811227322
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018047704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20190425-084
System control number
(OCoLC)1042402318

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