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The Resource Mac & his problem, Enrique Vila-Matas

Mac & his problem, Enrique Vila-Matas

Label
Mac & his problem
Title
Mac & his problem
Statement of responsibility
Enrique Vila-Matas
Title variation
Mac and his problem
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. At over sixty, and recently unemployed, Mac is a beginner, a novice, an apprentice and humbly armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of literature. Mac's wife, Carmen, thinks he is simply wasting his time and in danger of sliding further into depression and idleness. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature." --Book cover
Summary
Mac, over sixty and recently unemployed 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 neighbour, a highly successful author who once wrote a collection of enigmatic, wilfully obscure stories.
Theme
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10762647
Cataloging source
NSL
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Vila-Matas, Enrique
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Costa, Margaret Jull
  • Hughes, Sophie
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Depression in men
Target audience
general
Label
Mac & his problem, Enrique Vila-Matas
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065122592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
This edition is published by arrangement with Enrique Vila-Matas c/o MB Agencia Literaria S.L.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143788454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090643640
Label
Mac & his problem, Enrique Vila-Matas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065122592
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
This edition is published by arrangement with Enrique Vila-Matas c/o MB Agencia Literaria S.L.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143788454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090643640

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