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

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 and translator Chris Andrews has won the Valle Inclan Prize and the French-American Translation Prize for his work.


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