Enrique Vila-Matas


Born
in Barcelona, Spain
March 31, 1948

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En el 68 se fue a vivir a París, autoexiliado del gobierno de Franco y buscando mayor libertad creativa. El apartamento donde se instaló se lo alquiló la escritora Marguerite Duras. Durante estos años subsistió realizando pequeños trabajos como periodista para la revista "Fotogramas", e incluso colaboró como figurante en una película de James Bond.

Vila-Matas publicó su primer libro: "La asesina ilustrada" en 1977, desde entonces no ha dejado de escribir quizás porque, según ha dicho él mismo, “escribir es corregir la vida, es la única cosa que nos protege de las heridas y los golpes que da la vida.”

Sus obras son mezcla de ensayo, crónica periodística y novela. Su literatura, fragmentaria e irónica, diluye los límites de la ficción y la real
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“Viajar, perder ciudades, perderlos todos.”
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“La literatura me ha permitido siempre comprender la vida. Pero precisamente por eso me deja fuera de ella.”
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