The Skating Rink

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
182
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.55 X 8.06 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218689
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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

This short, exquisite novel is another unlikely masterpiece, as sui generis as all his books so far...Bolano in The Skating Rink manages to honor genre conventions while simultaneously exploding them, creating a work of intense and unrealized longing. -- Wyatt Mason
One of the strangest mysteries...with its dark-summer heat that all but comes off the page. -- Marilis Hornidge
When I read Bolano, I think: everything is possible again....How he makes one laugh! The laughter of someone who just escaped being buried live, and suddenly remembers how badly she wants to live. -- Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love
Lucid fury . . . is a pretty good description of Bolano's aesthetic. He is a novelist of voraciousness without sentiment, hardness to a fever pitch. -- Todd Shy
A highly engaging novel of lyricism, menace and beauty. -- James Yeh
Darkly funny, but also tender and complex in the tenor of classic Bolano novels. -- Savannah ("Savvy") Jones
This is pure Bolaño.
This is pure Bolano.
This is pure Bolano. "
There is much intensity at work, although The Skating Rink leavens the melancholy of exile with an interest in the uncanny and a knack for the surrealist image. --Siddhartha Deb ""Books of the Year" ""
Exquisite . . . another unlikely masterpiece, as sui generis as all his books so far. The Skating Rink manages to honor genre conventions while simultaneously exploding them, creating a work of intense and unrealized longing. --Wyatt Mason"