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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Overview
Works: 213 works in 1,344 publications in 24 languages and 29,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Biography  Conference proceedings  Satire  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
117 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,416 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 )
107 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,146 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 explosive first long work by "the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time" (Ilan Stavans, Los Angeles Times), The Savage Detectives follows Belano and Lima through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa. This chorus includes the muses of visceral realism, the beautiful Font sisters; their father, an architect interned in a Mexico City asylum; a sensitive young follower of Octavio Paz; a foul-mouthed American graduate student; a French girl with a taste for the Marquis de Sade; the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky; a Chilean stowaway with a mystical gift for numbers; the anorexic heiress to a Mexican underwear empire; an Argentinian photojournalist in Angola; and assorted hangers-on, detractors, critics, lovers, employers, vagabonds, real-life literary figures, and random acquaintances. A polymathic descendant of Borges and Pynchon, Roberto BolaNo traces the hidden connection between literature and violence in a world where national boundaries are fluid and death lurks in the shadow of the avant-garde. The Savage Detectives is a dazzling original, the first great Latin American novel of the twenty-first century
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
58 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,494 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
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 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 )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,207 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 )
36 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 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 )
59 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,181 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 )
76 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,161 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
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Presents itself as an encyclopedia of extremely right-wing writers. Composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors ... Nazi literature describes, in fourteen thematic sections, the writers' lives, politics, and literary works."--P. [4] of cover
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
42 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,008 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 4 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 749 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
The romantic dogs : 1980-1998 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Norwegian and held by 611 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
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 547 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
El Tercer Reich by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 441 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
The savage detectives a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 412 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
Llamadas telefónicas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 367 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
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Little Lumpen Novelita percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women. "Now 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--"our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us"--she drops out of school, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and 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, tense with foreboding, and written in jagged, propulsive short chapters, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the first novels Roberto Bolano ever published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate" -- Provided by publisher
Putas asesinas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 322 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 1953-2003
Bolanjo, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolaño Avalos, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolaño, Roberto
Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003
Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003
Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003
ボラーニョ, ロベルト
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Spanish (523)
English (210)
Italian (61)
French (39)
German (38)
Polish (21)
Japanese (11)
Danish (9)
Korean (8)
Portuguese (6)
Hebrew (5)
Dutch (5)
Slovenian (5)
Chinese (4)
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