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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,274 publications in 16 languages and 28,354 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Conference proceedings  Satire  Occult fiction 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
103 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: To track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesarea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals--the Wolf, the Lamb, and El Quemado--and to the darker side of life in a resort town. Late one night, Charly disappears without a trace, and Udo's well-ordered life is thrown into upheaval; when Ingeborg and Hanna return to their lives in Germany, he refuses to leave the hotel. Soon, he and El Quemado are enmeshed in a round of Third Reich, his favorite World War II strategy game, and Udo discovers that the game's consequences may be all too real. Written in 1989 and found among Roberto Bolaño's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. Reading this quick, visceral novel, we see a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first time the themes that would define his masterpieces The Savage Detectives and 2666"--
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
34 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, 1938. The Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo is in the hospital, afflicted with an undiagnosed illness, when his wife calls on an acquaintance of her friend Madame Reynaud: the Mesmerist Pierre Pain. Pain, a timid bachelor, is in love with the widow Reynaud, and agrees to help. But two mysterious Spanish men follow Pain and bribe him not to treat Vallejo, and Pain takes the money. Ravaged by guilt and anxiety, however, he does not intend to abandon his new patient
Los detectives salvajes by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
58 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: To track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesarea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When figure skater Nuria Marti is dropped from the Olympic team, a civil servant secretly uses public funds to build her a skating rink in the ruins of a seaside mansion, but Nuria has affairs and soon the rink becomes a crime scene
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the course of a single night, Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix, a Chilean priest who is a member of Opus Dei, a literary critic and a mediocre poet, relives some of the crucial events of his life. He believes he is dying, and in his feverish delirium various characters, both real and imaginary, appear to him as icy monsters, as if in sequences from a horror film. Among them are the great poet Pablo Neruda, the German novelist Ernst Junger, and General Augusto Pinochet - whom Father Lacroix instructs in Marxist doctrine - as well as various members of the Chilean intelligentsia whose lives, during a period of political turbulence, have touched his own."--BOOK JACKET
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tour de force, "Amulet" is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tour de force of black humor, composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors, providing sketch character portraits that are often pathetically funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, and on occasion, authentically chilling
The romantic dogs : 1980-1998 by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects some of the Chilean poet's earliest verse, including love poems, political pieces, and works that highlight such themes as the search for poetry, detectives, and the interrelationship of life, death, and the weather
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The star in this hair-raising novel is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an Air Force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup in Chile to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise that symbolizes the darkness of Pinochet's regime
Nocturno de Chile by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix, suffering from a fever and fearing that he is dying, recalls the most important events in his life, from Paris in 1943 to Chile under General Pinochet
2666 by Roberto Bolaño ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A police sergeant searches for someone (perhaps a hunchback) and a nameless young woman (red-haired, a drug addict, a witness) sodomized by a cop--or is it the narrator? A collation of 56 "scenes" set in 1980 Barcelona
Estrella distante by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unnamed narrator observes the progression of a young poet into an enigmatic officer and nationalist sky writer with darkly creative aspirations in Pinochet's air force
The savage detectives a novel by Roberto Bolaño ( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Mexico City, poet Arturo Belano forms a fundamentalist literary movement. A short while later, he sets out to discover the whereabouts of his hero, poet Cesr̀ea Tinajero. Consequently, the movement rises and declines over the course of 20 years
El Tercer Reich by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Udo Berger tiene veinticinco años y su pasión son los juegos de guerra. También tiene independencia económica y una novia a la que ama, Ingeborg. La pareja pasa unos días en el lugar de la Costa Brava donde él veraneaba con su familia. Udo hace instalar en su habitación una gran mesa donde piensa nuevas estrategias para el Tercer Reich, su juego. Y por la noche van a una discoteca y conocen a Charly y Hanna, otra pareja de alemanes. Cuando bajan a la playa, el imprevisible Charly les introduce en la comunidad del lugar, plena de turbios personajes como el Lobo o el Cordero, que tanto pueden ser trabajadores de verano como mafiosos; Frau Else, la guapa encargada del hotel, o el Quemado, un hombre desfigurado y del que nadie sabe nada, aunque insinúan que es extranjero, que fue torturado en su país
Amuleto by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"En septembre 1968, pour echapper à la police qui envahit l'université de Mexico, Auxilio Lacouture, amie des poètes et de la poésie, reste treize jours cachée dans les toilettes des femmes, au quatrième étage de la faculté de philosophie et lettres. Dans cet isolement, mêlant au présent le passé et le futur elle fait revivre en pensée des gens qu'elle a connus et dont l'expérience nous trouble tant que nous refusons de mettre des imagers précises sur la violence évoquée dans les dernières pages du livre. Né au Chili, Roberto Bolaño est considéré comme l'un des grands écrivains latino-américains contemporains"--Publisher's description, back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Avalos, Roberto Bolaño 1953-2003
Bolanjo, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolaño Avalos, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolaño, Roberto
Bolano, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003
Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003
בולניו, רוברטו 1953-2003
ボラーニョ, ロベルト
Languages
Spanish (304)
English (195)
French (17)
Italian (13)
German (10)
Polish (7)
Portuguese (4)
Danish (3)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Swedish (2)
Czech (2)
Bosnian (1)
Slovenian (1)
Turkish (1)
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