Search Results: "Roberto Bolaño"


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WOES OF THE TRUE POLICEMAN by Roberto Bolaño
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Nevermind the lack of a resolution. The robust affirmation that the pursuit of literature is ennobling is sufficient recompense."
The much admired Chilean writer's final, unfinished novel is a seductive grab bag filled with the mysteries of sexuality and literature. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A sluggish novel that gives few indications of the extraordinary work to come."
From the acclaimed Chilean novelist (1953-2003), a recently discovered 1989 novel; this enigmatic look at power though the prism of war games is on a smaller scale than the two sprawling works that secured his reputation: The Savage Detectives (2007) and 2666 (2008). Read full book review >

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LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Read Bolaño, and you'll understand what he means."
Exile, alienation and a fatalistic sense of the impermanence of human connections and relations dominate this collection of 14 stories written by the late (1953-2003), brilliant Chilean author. Read full book review >

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BY NIGHT IN CHILE by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2003

"One of the great Latin American novels, in an exemplary translation. Not to be missed."
Moral weakness and political collusion are the subtly developed themes of this terse 2000 novel, a first US publication for the late, great Chilean author (1953-2003). Read full book review >

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A LITTLE LUMPEN NOVELITA by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A concise but welcome addition to a major writer's canon."
A modest fable, the final work by the Chilean master Bolaño (1953-2003) published in his lifetime, encompassing sex, theft and doing what's necessary to get by. Read full book review >

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2666 by Roberto Bolaño
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Unquestionably the finest novel of the present century—and we may be saying the same thing 92 years from now."
Life and art, death and transfiguration reverberate with protean intensity in the late (1953-2003) Chilean author's final work: a mystery and quest novel of unparalleled richness. Read full book review >

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THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES by Roberto Bolaño
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"One of the most entertaining books about writers and their discontents since Boswell's Life of Johnson. A brilliant novel, fully deserving of its high international reputation."
The search for a missing poet is the nominal subject of the late (1953-2003) expatriate Chilean author's blazingly original 1998 masterpiece. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A less veteran author might struggle to pack all of this in, but Gutman delivers just the right blend of action and information before closing with both a table of Clemente's career stats and a list of eco-activist websites. (Baseball fantasy. 10-12)"
In the tenth of the Baseball Card Adventures, young Joe "Stosh" Stoshack goes back in time to warn star player and renowned humanitarian Roberto Clemente not to board the plane full of relief supplies that crashed, killing him, in 1972. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO CLEMENTE by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"A well-constructed introduction to a compassionate, dignified, multi-talented sports hero. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente dreamed of playing baseball. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROBERTO by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2003

"The most imaginative and outrageous in the series thus far. It would be a crime and a sin, and just plain un-neighborly, to miss it."
An exuberant superabundance of plot distinguishes this fourth installment of the popular author's ongoing Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROBERTO WALKS HOME by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The brotherly reconciliation at the end aptly caps this more-or-less respectful return to Keats's timeless characters. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats"—whose name is the only one on the front cover and spine—this homage pairs a new urban tale with illustrations that draw on Keats's palette and collage style to create a similar look. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO THE INSECT ARCHITECT by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Buy for Laden's many adult fans or those who particularly admire her wry illustrations for Walter Deans Myers's new Blues of Flats Brown (p. 121). (Picture book. 7-9)"
A sometimes heavy-handed and knowing story about a humble small-town termite who "went against the grain." Read full book review >