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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HOLY RADISHES by Roberto Fernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And as every struggling comic knows, when slapstick falls, it falls hard."
Fern†ndez (Raining Backwards, not reviewed) continues his exploration of Cuban-American experience with a nearly unintelligible supposed satire of immigrant life. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY by Roberto Calasso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1993

"A remarkable feat."
A stunning journey back to ancient Greece with Italian author Calasso, who, in a first US publication, takes apart the old myths to discover the birth of history and modern thinking amid timeless patterns of behavior. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso's newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos. Read full book review >

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Reencounter With Jesus by Roberto Hernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2016

"An uplifting, approachable, and heartfelt work of apologetics."
An appeal to readers to seek a relationship with Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1998

"Everyone will find something here to disagree with, but this is a book of immediate importance and lasting significance."
An effective study of the fastest growing minority population in the US, Latinos; the narrative seamlessly weaves together reportage, biography, and policy analysis. Read full book review >