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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Works: 505 works in 2,392 publications in 24 languages and 39,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction  Novels  Paranormal fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Other, Collector
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

181 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 23 languages and held by 3,721 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 )

140 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes - the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of literature itself - on a tragicomic quest through a darkening, entropic universe: our own. The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, raunchy, wildly inventive, and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age. -- from back cover
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

53 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,689 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 )

77 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,598 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 )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,253 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
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

103 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,245 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
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

82 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,223 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
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 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
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 871 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 )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 804 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
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 670 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 spirit of science fiction by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Mexico in the 1970s, the novel charts the literary and romantic escapades of two Chilean aspiring writers, employing a range of genres, from epistolary novel to science fiction to satire"--
La literatura nazi en América by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

72 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 527 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( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 476 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
Putas asesinas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in Spanish and Russian and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ahora no hay tiempo para aburrirse, la felicidad desapareció en algún lugar de la tierra y solo queda el asombro”. En esta frase, pronunciada por el protagonista de uno de los relatos incluidos en Putas asesinas, reside la esencia que atraviesa todo el libro. En él, Roberto Bolaño trata algunos de los temas que conforman su universo literario y que están, por tanto, entretejidos en los argumentos de sus obras más emblemáticas: la sexualidad; las vidas de seres comunes-- como el propio autor o como sus lectore-- a medio camino entre lo extraordinario y lo cotidiano, entre la rebeldía y la vulnerabilidad; el poder subversivo de la literatura; el viaje como huida; la necesidad de develar lo incierto; la juventud; la violencia, y la lucha del desarraigado por encontrar un espacio propio en un lugar ajeno."
Llamadas telefónicas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

54 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Spanish and Italian and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The savage detectives : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 369 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.-
El secreto del mal by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 343 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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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.07 for José Revu ... to 0.75 for La literat ...)

The savage detectives
The savage detectivesThe Third Reich : a novelBy night in ChileMonsieur PainDistant starAmuletThe skating rinkThe insufferable gaucho
Alternative Names
Avalos, Roberto Bolaño

Avalos, Roberto Bolaño 1953-2003

Bolanjas Robertas

Bolanjo 1953-2003

Bolanjo, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño Ávalos Roberto

Bolaño Ávalos, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño R.

Bolaño, Roberto

Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Bolenyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003

Būlānyū, Rūbirtū, 1953-2003

Roberto Bolaño

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 Écrivain chilien

Roberto Bolaño escritor y poeta chileno

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

روبرتو بولانيو مؤلف تشيلي

روبرتو بولانیو

روبرتو بولانیو نویسنده و شاعر شیلیایی

ਰੋਬੇਰਤੋ ਬੋਲਾਨੀਓ

റോബർട്ടോ ബൊളാനോ

რობერტო ბოლანიო ჩილელი რომანისტი, მოკლე მოთხრობების მწერალი, პოეტი და ესეისტი

로베르토 볼라뇨

볼라뇨, 로베르토 1953-2003

ボラーニョ, ロベルト



罗贝托·波拉尼奥 智利作家