Distant Star

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
150
Dimensions
5.29 X 8.02 X 0.51 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811215862
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About the Author

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 Bolano 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.
Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed "by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time" (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times)," and as "the real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the extremely prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He was widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation. He wrote nine novels, two story collections, and five books of poetry, before dying in July 2003 at the age of 50.

Reviews

The most influential and admired novelist of his generation in the Spanish-speaking world.--Susan Sontag
Bolaño's spare prose lends his narrator's account a chilly precision.