Last Evenings on Earth

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.28 X 7.98 X 0.62 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811216883

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About the Author

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.
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.

Reviews

Brilliant.
[B]leakly luminous stories...
Complex and provocative.
The most influential and admired novelist of his generation in the Spanish-speaking world.--Susan Sontag
Just behind the nervy, deadpan narrative a total breakdown perpetually looms.--Andersen Tepper
Widely known in the Spanish-speaking world as the premier writer of his generation.--Dan Pope
Conjures dreamlike worlds that shock with their familiarity.--Philip Herter
His generation's premier Latin-American writer... Bolaño's reputation and legend are in meteoric ascent.--Larry Rohter
I am addicted to the haze that floats above Bolaño's fiction.--Wayne Kostenbaum
If you haven't heard of Roberto Bolaño yet, you will soon.--Benjamin Lytal
Bolaño's characters yearn for amnesia as well as for the ability to connect to someone or something in the present.--Stephanie Hanson
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