Tag Archives: Roberto Bolaño

May 1st: Resistance is fertile!

The riots When the riots come the old Chilean poets will come out to the street to see what’s going on When the riots come anguish will rent a room in a hard-luck hotel and will lie there until it … Continue reading

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Posdata: Truth as transgression

Extract from the Guatemalan “Military Diary,” a military intelligence register of detained individuals, most of whom were disappeared.  The code “-300-” is interpreted to mean that the individual depicted was executed. P.D. The most disturbing scene recounted in Bolaño’s Estrella distante … Continue reading

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Exhibits from Bolaño: Culture and atrocity

Posters showing the faces of people disappeared and killed by the Guatemalan state alongside graffiti depicting Salvador Dali, Guatemala City Primary readings: Estrella Distante (1996) and Nocturno de Chile (2000), Roberto Bolaño I knew while reading that Roberto Bolaño’s Los detectives salvajes (The Savage … Continue reading

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2010 in novels

In an era of information super-saturation, the ritual of year’s end lists is less a matter of definitive “best of” status than a glimpse into the fragments of media which most influenced each individual observer’s worldview and experience over the … Continue reading

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