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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Overview
Works: 308 works in 1,611 publications in 24 languages and 32,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Short stories  Satire  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Noir fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

126 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 3,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman - these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared. Published posthumously, 2666 is, in the words of La Vanguardia, "not just the great Spanish-language novel of this decade, but one of the cornerstones that define an entire literature."
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

102 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the strange journey of two Latin American poets, Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, as seen through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa"--NoveList
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,701 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"--
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

59 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,589 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."--Jacket
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,250 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
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 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
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

62 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,150 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
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

79 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unnamed narrator pieces together the life and works of an enigmatic would-be poet turned military assassin during Pinochet's regime in Chile. In the early 1970s Alberto Ruiz-Tagle was a little-known poet living in southern Chile. After the military coup of 1973 that brought in the dictatorship of General Pinochet, he embarked upon a new career that involved him in committing murder and other brutalities, and subsequently led to his emergence as a lieutenant in the Chilean air force under his actual name, Carlos Wieder. Some time later the narrator, now held in a prison camp, looks up and sees a World War II airplane writing the first words of the Book of Genesis in smoke in the sky. The aviator is none other Carlos Wieder, launching his own version of the New Chilean Poetry ... This novel of Roberto Bolano (who died 2003) is a chilling investigation of the fascist mentality and the limits of evil
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
The romantic dogs : 1980-1998 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 842 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
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'ow I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime' so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--'ur parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us'-she drops out of school, gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the last novels Roberto Bolaño published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate." --
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 771 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 679 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
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 478 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
La literatura nazi en América by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 449 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
Putas asesinas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de treize nouvelles qui sont une bonne introduction à l'univers de Bolano
The savage detectives : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 387 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. -http://www.booksinprint.com
Llamadas telefónicas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatorze récits ou fragments de biographies rappellent combien est commun le côtoiement de la folie, de la mort, des abîmes chez tous les êtres. Il y a des réflexions sur la littérature et les artistes. Sous son regard désabusé et bienveillant, la vie semble engendrer de la fiction, et en retour, ces fictions contaminent la vie
El secreto del mal by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects stories, sketches, and other writings that the Chilean author left unpublished at his death and that reflect his propensity to blend the borders of literary genres and to cultivate the art of inconclusiveness
 
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Alternative Names
Avalos, Roberto Bolaño

Avalos, Roberto Bolaño 1953-2003

Bolanjo, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño Ávalos, Roberto

Bolaño Avalos, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño, Roberto

Bolano, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Bolenyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003

Būlānyū, Rūbirtū, 1953-2003

Roberto Bolaño Ávalos

Roberto Bolaño Chilean author

Roberto Bolaño Chileens schrijver

Roberto Bolaño chilei író

Roberto Bolaño chilenischer Schriftsteller

Roberto Bolaño chilensk poet och författare

Roberto Bolaño chilensk poet og skribent

Roberto Bolaño chilijski pisarz

Roberto Bolaño chilský spisovatel

Roberto Bolaño scrittore e poeta cileno

Ρομπέρτο Μπολάνιο

Роберто Боланьо

Роберто Болањо

בולניו, רוברטו 1953-2003

רוברטו בולניו

روبرتو بولانو نویسنده و شاعر شیلیایی

روبرتو بولانيو

ਰੋਬੇਰਤੋ ਬੋਲਾਨੀਓ

റോബർട്ടോ ബൊളാനോ

로베르토 볼라뇨

볼라뇨, 로베르토 1953-2003

ボラーニョ, ロベルト

ロベルト・ボラーニョ

罗贝托·波拉尼奥 智利作家

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The savage detectivesThe Third Reich : a novelBy night in ChileMonsieur PainThe skating rinkAmuletDistant starThe insufferable gaucho