Nazi Literature in the Americas

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

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
May 29, 2009
Pages
227
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217941
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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

Masterfully executed...the book is wildly funny... [a] wickedly entertaining and evocative masterwork.--Robert Leiter
It is imaginative, full of a love for literature, and, unlikely as it may seem, exceptionally entertaining.--Michael Dirda
The wild inventiveness of Bolaño's evocations places them squarely in the realm of Borges--another writer who draws enormous power from the movement between the fictive and the real.
With his meticulous, expertly crafted idiosyncrasies Bolaño has created another universe here, a breathing, thriving world.--Ben Granger
Nazi Literature in the Americas, a wicked invented encyclopedia of imaginary fascist writers and literary tastemakers, is Bolano playing with sharp, twisting knives. As if he were Borges's wisecracking, sardonic son, Bolano has meticulously created a tightly woven network of far-right litterateurs and purveyors of belles lettres for whom Hitler was beauty, truth, and the great lost hope.--Stacey D'Erasmo