Posts Tagged: by night in chile

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #102: Max Winter


Winter’s writing seems effortless. It’s sad, enthralling, at times hilarious stuff. ...more

Fame and Literature, Irreconcilable Enemies


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 and his essays, which tends to be more generous, expansive, and penetrating than his image suggests.