Una vida absolutamente maravillosa. Ensayos selectos

An Absolutely Wonderful Life. Selected Essays | PRH/Debolsillo, 2011

One of the distinctive characteristics of Vila-Matas’ work is his unflagging desire to break down the borders between genres: to try to distinguish between essay, story and novel by the Barcelona writer is a useless task.

As such, some of his greatest fictional achievements can be found in his essays; reading brilliant pieces as Janelas Verdes Dream, El arte de conocer futbolistas, and Escribir es dejar de ser escritor, the avid reader will be able to get to right inside Vila-Matas’ writing. This volume also includes unpublished texts from Segundo dietario voluble and the complete book Para acabar con los números redondos.