Publish date: July 2nd 2009
Pages no: 149
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
Alberto seems as an enigma to his fellow poets, a slightly aristocratic individual, adored by the women, yet he comes across as polite but disinterested to the male members of the college circle, who are in fact a bit jealous of him and his cool styling. This is all thrown into disarray after Pinoch...
An engrossing, tense and disturbing read. I was sad that I lacked the background to appreciate fully the deeper subtleties.
This short novel has some similar elements to The Savage Detectives, but it's much darker. Bolaño looks at the sinister side of Latin American poetry movements and politics, as he explores the dark careers and identities of Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, aka Carlos Wieder, a member of the Chilean air force who...
What a wonderful, magnificent, tender book... Bolaño is... was a genius
Een soort van parodie op het geïsoleerde gebeuren van poëzie enerzijds en een mooie schets van het Chili onder Pinochet anderzijds. Soms uitbundig lange zinnen, maar na een pagina of twintig heb je de smaak wel te pakken. Eerder fascinerend kortverhaal.
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