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A wealthy lawyer, at the head of a small firm in New York, decides to hire a new scribe. Bartleby, a hard-working young man, is appreciated by his employer–at first. But soon he adopts a disturbing attitude: the famous “I would prefer not to”. This is how he gently yet firmly responds to every request that is made of him. His complete and utter resistance, incomprehensible to others, will drive him little by little into total isolation.
Jose Luis Munuera takes command of Melville’s short story in a masterful adaptation and offers up a new perspective on the enigmatic character Bartleby and the world around him.