Last Evenings on Earth


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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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5.28 X 7.98 X 0.62 inches | 0.52 pounds

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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 Bolano and César Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize and the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for his translations.


[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