Monday, February 26, 2007

New Editions in English of Roberto Bolaño's Books

Roberto Bolaño, who died at 50 in 2003, is the subject of a posthumous reclamation project by New Directions, which plans to publish nine of his 10 books in English.
Among the first is "Amulet," a slim novel of physical exiles and emotionally displaced persons.
A wanderer himself, the Chilean Bolaño eventually settled in Spain but always returned in his fiction to Latin America with tales of vagabond artists and impotent political refugees, members of the "failed generation" who came of age in the 1960s and lost Chile to Pinochet.
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