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Monsieur Pain

Author: Roberto Bolaño; Chris Andrews
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Occult fiction
Named Person: César Vallejo; César Vallejo
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Bolaño; Chris Andrews
ISBN: 9780811217149 0811217140 9780811218894 0811218899
OCLC Number: 317919587
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Originally published by Anagrama Barcelona Spain, as Monsieur Pain in 1999.
Description: ix, 134 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Monsieur Pain.
Responsibility: Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Chris Andrews.

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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 ...

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