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Vampire in Love by Enrique Vila-Matas

“Arguably Spain’s most significant contemporary literary figure” (Joanna Kavenna, The New Yorker)
Gathered for the first time in English, and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of the Spanish master Enrique Vila-Matas’s finest short stories. An effeminate, hunchbacked barber on the verge of death falls in love with a choirboy. A fledgling writer on barbiturates visits Marguerite Duras’s Paris apartment and watches his dinner companion slip into the abyss. An unsuspecting man receives a mysterious phone call from a lonely ophthalmologist, visits his abandoned villa, and is privy to a secret. The stories in Vampire in Love, selected and brilliantly translated by the renowned translator Margaret Jull Costa, are all told with Vila-Matas’s signature erudition and wit and his provocative questioning of the interrelation of art and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811223461
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in 1948. His novels have been translated into eleven languages and honored by many prestigious literary awards including the Prix Médicis Etranger. Author of Bartleby & Co., Montano’s Malady, and Never Any End to Paris, he has received Europe’s most prestigious awards and been translated into twenty-seven languages.

The peerless translator



Margaret Jull Costa






has won countless prizes for her translations from the Portuguese and Spanish.

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