Enrique Vila-Matas in Washington, D.C.

Enrique Vila-Matas in Washington, D.C.

The Spanish author presents Dublinesque at George Washington University.

In Dublinesque, a witty and poignant novel, Vila-Matas traces a majestic journey connecting the worlds of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett with great literature and the difficulties faced by literary authors, publishers, and good readers as they struggle to survive in an age where literature is losing influence.


One night, a renowned and now retired literary publisher has a vivid dream that takes place in Dublin, a city he’s never visited. The central scene of the dream is a funeral in the era of Ulysses. The publisher would give anything to know if an unidentified character in his dream is the great author he always wanted to meet, or the ghostly angel who abandoned him during childhood. As the days go by, he will come to understand that his vision of the end of an era was prophetic.

Author Enrique Vila-Matas will be accompanied by Dublinesque's translator Anne McLean. Discussion in Spanish. Reception to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 24, 2012
  • 05:00 pm


800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Marvin Center, Room 311, George Washington University, 800 21st St NW, Washington, D.C.

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