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Original Title: Me llamo Vila-Matas como todo el mundo
Enrique Vila-Matas announces to Porta that he’s been invited to take part as an actor in an Off-Broadway show. However, the heart and soul of the project, a woman called Allison, has vanished and neither Vila-Matas nor his New York-based friend Eduardo Lago can find her. Saying goodbye and engrossed in an increasingly absurd conversation, Porta and Vila-Matas fantasise about the possibility that the play-induced madness could end up with two texts titled Looking for Alison and Off Off Off Broadway. When he gets back home, Porta writes a parody of the conversation. He thinks about sending it to Vila-Matas but then doesn’t. Hence, Me llamo Vila-Matas, como todo el mundo appears and, true to the absurdity that engendered it, this dialogue will bring the reader closer to the personal world of Enrique Vila-Matas.
«A delirious dialogue. It probes the very essence of literature, understanding it as a game, as boundless space».
Anna Maria Iglesia, El Mundo
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