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Vila-Matas: Doctor Pasavento | The Modern Novel

It is unsuccessful only in that no-one realises he has disappeared. The Syrian Embassy is there. It is not clear who is dochor him or what is response his.

He is enjoying the luxury, as he tells us. Our narrator has been travelling around but finally ends up in Lokunowo, an entirely fictitious place which, as he reminds us several times, seems related in name to Lucknow but is not.

Enrique Vila-Matas: Doctor Pasavento – The Modern Novel

Starting with the historic Dupeyroux pharmacy, where he goes to buy aspirins as French ones vial said to be stronger than Spanish ones, he learns, through Google, of all sorts of historic associations. At the conference, he and Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga are to speak on the relationship between fiction and reality. In this book it is disappearance. He imagines he is walking along a boulevard at the end of world. Previous Post Previous Alisa Ganieva: This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

This helps him disappear but also helps to move on to the next stage — viila. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.


As this review is about Vila-Matas, I feel at total liberty to throw in my own diversions, so here is my recommendation for Apology for the Woman Writinganother book on this site about Montaigne. All this helped by his discussions with Morante. Accept Reject Read More.

He writes an article for a Spanish magazine and then, when he finds out more, writes one for a Mexican magazine but wants to update that when he finds that Marx lived there for a while.

In particular he regales us with the choice of music he gets on the train company-provided headphones. pasavenfo

Doctor Pasavento

He is concerned with the idea of disappearance and unsuccessfully plans his own disappearance. The doctor, who is not called Viila Pasavento in this book but Dottore i. Rue Vaneau is still alive. But he discusses the disappearances of others, including of those who go into an asylum Robert Walserthose who temporarily disappear Agatha Christie and recluses like Pynchon.

He accepts that actually disappearing would be quite difficult. Morante is a former colleague of his in Naples. Sadly, it has not been translated into English, though has been translated into five other languages. It is narrated by an unnamed narrator but a man mataz assumes various identities, including that pasaveno Dr and dottore, i.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The first few pages already lead off to all sorts of tangents.

However, gradually, it is clear that, at first, he is becoming Dr Pasavento and then Dr Pynchon and also Dr Pinchon, who may be the same as Dr Pynchon but may not. I would hope that it will eventually appear in English.

Enrique Vila-Matas: Doctor Pasavento

This is typical Vila-Matas, a wonderfully inventive story, full of digressions literary learning, speculations, complications and stories. This website uses cookies to dodtor your experience. He knows little about Syria but, after finding out about the Embassy, he keeps hearing about Syria in various contexts.


An unnamed author, presumably, as in some of his other books, based matzs Vila-Matas himself, is travelling on the high-speed train from Madrid to Seville. As he finds out more, this becomes one of the running themes. All of this leads to some of the themes of maats book, which involve both disappearance and Atxaga. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Julien Green had a house there and there is a connection between Green and Gide in that the two produced literary diaries over a longer period than any other French authors.

He buys two books at the station kiosk that are being hailed as the great novels of the current time the titles are fictitious and they remind him of another writer who appears many times in this book, Robert Walserwho had his own form of disappearance, a nervous breakdown, leading him to spend the rest of his life in a sanatorium.

The problem is that no-one seems to have noticed or cared. He sees a mysterious house which nobody seems to know who lives there but he does see some silhouettes of people in the basement talking to one another. He even tries it himself, going to Naples, adopting the name Dr Pasavento, with Dr Pynchon as a back-up name.

He is asked Where does your passion for disappearing come from? As in other books, there is a sort of generalised literary-based theme that he is examining. Sadly, at the time of writing, it is not available in English, though available in five other languages.