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Because She Never Asked (Paperback) (Enrique Vila-Matas)

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Because She Never Asked is a story reminiscent of that reached by the travelers in Patricia Highsmith's Stranger on a Train. The author first writes a piece for the artist Sophie Calle to live out: a young, aspiring, French artist travels to Lisbon and the Azores in pursuit of an older artist whose work she’s in love with. The second part of the story tells what happens between the author and Calle. She eludes, him; he becomes blocked, and suffers physical collapse.“Something strange happened along the way,” Vila-Matas wrote. “Normally, writers try to pass a work of fiction off as being real. But in Because She Never Asked, the opposite occurred: in order to give meaning to the story of my life, I found that I needed to present it as fiction.”
Because She Never Asked is a long story that is Enrique Vila-Matas at his most playful and at the same time, it is the story of a nightmare. The first part represents a piece he wrote for the artist Sophie Calle to live out: a young, French aspiring artist Rita Malu travels to Lisbon and the Azores Islands in pursuit of an older artist whose work she?s in love with. The second part tells what happens between the author and Calle herself: she eludes, him, he becomes blocked, and suffers physical collapse. ?Something strange happened along the way,? Vila-Matas himself wrote ?Normally, writers try to pass a work of fiction off as being real. But in Because She Never Asked, the opposite occurred: in order to give meaning to the story of my life, I found that I needed to present it as fiction.?
Number of Pages: 89
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: The New Directions Pearls
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Enrique Vila-Matas
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2015
TCIN: 21570910
UPC: 9780811222754
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7474
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