Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. VI, n.º 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 369-380, ISSN: 2255-4505

VILA-MATAS NEAR VERACRUZ. (MUTUAL) CORRESPONDENCES WITH SERGIO PITOL

Monika Dąbrowska

mon_dab@yahoo.es


Abstract

Enrique Vila-Matas declares Pitol his master. Few contemporary Spanish writers have such close relations with Latin America and its work and they have been recognized with several awards at the other side of the Atlantic. If it is true that the author of Lejos de Veracruz demonstrated his literary proximity with several Latin American authors, this article examines his ties with Mexico through his friendship and literary convergences with Sergio Pitol. Travel made through the texts highlights the various connections between the Catalan author and his Mexican friend, both personal, as the textual nature. The study evidences the role played by Pitol in the configuration of the Vila-Matas narrative, as they portray each other within their fictions and the dialogue they establish.


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Keywords

Enrique Vila-Matas; Sergio Pitol; Transatlantic Studies; Transtextuality; Metaliterature

Reception Date

01.08.2018

Definitive Acceptance Date

07.15.2018

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