Posts Tagged: bolano

The Rumpus Interview with Will Evans

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Will Evans, Executive Director of Deep Vellum Publishing, talks about publishing translated works as well as the Texas and Dallas literary scene he wants to help grow.

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Güeros

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It’s a literal confrontation of his metaphorical fear, a visual take on Rilke’s words: to view Güeros is to see a “thing poem” on the screen, to witness something like “The Panther” materialize.

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The Literary Magician

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D. Scot Miller extemporizes on Roberto Bolaño, and the legacy Latin American letters just can’t escape from, over at Gawker: Did I say that Roberto Bolano was a genius? I meant to say magician. Bolano is a literary magician; a satirical and mesmerizing novelist with a poet’s soul. There is an undeniable sleight-of-hand at play […]

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Fame and Literature, Irreconcilable Enemies

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Reflecting on what might become of Roberto Bolaño, and his fame, John Yargo covers two biographies of the Chilean writer for the Los Angeles Review of Books, noting that these scholars had to “face a unique problem”: The seductive popular image of [Bolaño]—something like a better-read Burroughs—is at odds with the voice of his fiction […]

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About that 2666

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People who haven’t read 2666 yet are tired of everyone talking about it. But people who have read 2666 (or are perpetually reading 2666) will never tire of talking about 2666. Yesterday, I read this section on page 315 of the hardcover that stopped my breath. I am in love with a woman and this […]

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The Limits of Narrative

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In a post on The Guardian (UK), books writer Alison Flood writes about the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books and how she would skip ahead to find out whether a prospective choice “led to the treasure in the cave or a horrible death, escape from the dungeon or a watery doom.” She calls […]

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National Reading 2666 Month

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In perhaps the greatest blog idea of all time, The New Yorker has declared January National Reading 2666 Month. They’re posting a daily group blog and also publishing letters from readers also in the midst Bolano’s thousand-page-plus opus. Here’s what one reader had to say:

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