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Roberto Bolaño, a less distant star : critical essays

Author: Ignacio López-Calvo
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Literatures of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Bolaño has attained a mythical stature in a short time, often being considered the most influential Latin American writer of his generation. The first English-language volume of essays on the Chilean author, Roberto Bolaño, a Less Distant Star: Critical Essays, includes ten critical essays covering many of his twenty publications, with a special emphasis on his masterpieces: 2666, The Savage Detectives, By Night  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Roberto Bolaño; Roberto Bolaño; Roberto Bolaño
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ignacio López-Calvo
ISBN: 9781137495174 9781349504886 1137495170 1349504882
OCLC Number: 891125888
Description: xxi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword: On Roberto Bolaño / Siddhartha Deb --
Introduction / Ignacio López-Calvo --
Part I. General Overview: Chapter 1. Writing with the Ghost of Pierre Menard: Authorship, Responsibility and Justice in Roberto Bolaño's Distant Star / Rory O'Bryen; Chapter 2. Roberto Bolaño's Flower War: Memory, Melancholy, and Pierre Menard / Ignacio López-Calvo --
Part II. Two Major Novels: Chapter 3. 666 Twinned and Told Twice: Roberto Bolaño's Double Time Frame in 2666 / Margaret Boe Birns; Chapter 4. Ulysses' Last Voyage: Bolaño and the Allegorical Figuration of Hell / raúl rodríguez freire; Chapter 5. "Con la cabeza en el abismo": Roberto Bolaño's The Savage Detectifvies and 2666, Literary Guerrilla, Maquiladora of Death / Martín Camps --
Part III. Short Novels and Short Stories: Chapter 6. Valjean in The Age of Javert: Roberto Bolaño in the Era of Neoliberalism / Nicholas Birns; Chapter 7. Literature and Proportion in The Insufferable Gaucho / Brett Levinson --
Part IV. Prose Poetry and Poetry in Prose: Chapter 8. Performing Disappearance: Heaven and Sky in Roberto Bolaño and Raúl Zurita / Luis Bagué Quílez; Chapter 9. Bolaño's Big Bang: Dechiphering the Code of an Aspiring Writer in Antwerp / Enrique Salas-Durazo.
Series Title: Literatures of the Americas.
Responsibility: edited by Ignacio López-Calvo.

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