Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe


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Columbia University Press
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Andrews teaches at Western Sydney University, where he is a member of the Writing and Society Research Center. He has translated ten books by Roberto Bolaño. His book Lime Green Chair won the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize.


[An] elegantly written literary analysis.--Lisa Locascio "Salon "
[Andrews] examines Bolaño's 'fiction-making system' and ethical patterns with graceful, accessible erudition. The analysis of Bolaño's techniques helps us not only to understand our experience of reading him but also to fathom the writers he resonates with.--Lorna Scott Fox "Times Literary Supplement "
In this superb volume of criticism... Andrews, the English translator of ten of Bolaño's books, deftly analyzes the complex themes and narrative layers of Bolaño's fictional universe....An indispensable guide to navigating the rich world of Bolaño's fiction.--Publishers Weekly
Profusely documented and with a thorough bibliography, this full-length critical monograph is a great start to what will, one hopes, be a parade of analytical examinations of Bolaño's works.--Library Journal
Written in a clear and engaging style, Robert Bolaño's Fiction offers an invaluable understanding of one of the most important authors of the last thirty years.--Biblioklept
A sharp and accessible guide to the literary style and narrative skills of this amazing novelist.--Sacramento News and Review
Andrews is not only the leading translator of Bolaño's work into English but also one of the leading scholars of Bolaño's fiction.--CHOICE
Andrews's book... is an ambitious and insightful take on what is sure to be an exciting area of study in the coming years.--Rain Taxi
Chris Andrews writes very fine prose... This book isn't just a translator's homage to his author (Andrews's affection for Bolano is obvious but does not interfere with his analysis) but an exceptional work of scholarship.--The Australian
The most important contribution to this field of scholarship. The singularity of Andrews's book lies in its sophisticated and subtle reading of Bolano's opus as a whole... Superbly written and meticulously researched.--Australian Book Review