By Night in Chile

Roberto Bolaño (Author) Chris Andrews (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
December 17, 2003
Pages
130
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.4 X 7.9 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811215473
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About the Author

Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the Infrarealist poetry movement. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, received the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. Roberto Bolaño died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.
The poet Chris Andrews teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he is a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He has translated books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize for his translations.

Reviews

In Chris Andrews's lucid translation, Bolaño's febrile narrative tack and occasional surrel touches bring to mind the classics of Latin American magic realism; his cerebral protagonist and nonfiction borrowings are reminiscent of Thomas Bernhard and W. G. Sebald. The novel, Bolaño's first to be translated into English, is at once occasion for celebration and for mourning.