By Kit Maude, Mónica Maristain
Author note: package Maude (Translator)
The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 have been bestsellers within the U.S. Written by means of a famous journal author who knew and interviewed Bolaño.
How to grasp the fellow at the back of works of fiction so susceptible to extravagance? within the first biography of Chilean novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño, journalist Mónica Maristain tracks Bolaño from his adolescence in Chile to his formative years in Mexico and his early infatuation with literature, to his beginnings as a poet, and to the stardom that got here with the booklet of the novels The Savage Detectives and 2666.
Throughout the booklet, Maristain current a picture a ways faraway from the stereotypes which have been created through the years to introduce a author whose works grabbed readers world wide. Maristain writes as a journalist and admirer, inspired with the facility of Bolaño's prose and the cool irony with which he confronted the literary world.
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