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Bolaño a biography in conversations by MГіnica Maristain

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How to know the man behind works of fiction so prone to extravagance? In the first biography of Chilean novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño, journalist Mónica Maristain tracks Bolaño from his childhood in Chile to his youth in Mexico and his early infatuation with literature, to his beginnings as a poet, and to the stardom that came with the publication of the novels The Savage Detectives and 2666. Throughout the book, Maristain present an image far removed from the stereotypes that have been created over the years to introduce a writer whose works grabbed readers worldwide. Maristain writes as a journalist and admirer, impressed with the power of Bolaño"s prose and the cool irony with which he faced the literary world.

Edition Notes

StatementMónica Maristain ; translated by Kit Maude
ContributionsMaude, Kit, translator
LC ClassificationsPQ8098.12.O38 Z74513 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 274 pages
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168701M
ISBN 101612193471
ISBN 109781612193472
LC Control Number2014946863

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