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This question haunted Roberto Bolaño, the great Chilean novelist and poet who died in 2003 at age 50, leaving us a body of work that has rightfully earned him praise as the most dazzling, important and influential Latin American writer since the Boom generation.
In recent years, the torrent of English translations of his work - from the slim, devastating "Distant Star" to the soaring, unparalleled, 900-page masterpiece "2666" - has further catapulted his international literary stardom. Now, "Monsieur Pain," an early novella beautifully translated by Chris Andrews, joins Bolaño's other works in all its aching splendor.
Roberto Bolaño: Monsieur Pain (1)
Roberto Bolaño: Monsieur Pain (2)