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Title Roberto Bolaño, a less distant star : critical essays / edited by Ignacio López-Calvo
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Description xxi, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Series Literatures of the Americas
Literatures of the Americas.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction; Ignacio López-Calvo. Preface: On Roberto Bolaño; Siddhartha Deb. PART I: GENERAL OVERVIEWS1. Writing with The Ghost of Pierre Menard: Authorship, Responsibility and Justice in Roberto Bolaño's Distant Star; Rory O'Bryen2. Roberto Bolaño's Flower War: Memory, Melancholy, and Pierre Menard; Ignacio López-CalvoPART II: TWO MAJOR NOVELS3. 666 Twinned and Told Twice: Roberto Bolaño's Double Time Frame in 2666; Margaret Boe Birns4. Ulysses' Last Voyage: Bolaño and the Allegorical Figuration of Hell; Raúl Rodríguez Freire5. Con la cabeza en el abismo: Roberto Bolaño's Los detectives salvajes and 2666, Literary Guerrilla, Maquiladora of Death and the Search for the Masterpiece; Marti;n CampsPART III: SHORT NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES6. Valjean in The Age of Javert: Roberto Bolaño in the Era of Neoliberalism; Nicholas Birns 7. Literature and Proportion in The Insufferable Gaucho; Brett LevinsonPART IV: POETRY8. Performing Disappearance: Heaven and Sky in Roberto Bolaño and Raúl Zurita; Luis Bague; Qui;lez9. Bolaño's Big Bang: the Writer's Search of a Voice in Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño; Enrique Salas-Durazo
Summary "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 in Chile, and Distant Star. The essays address Borges's influence and the role of repetition, social memory, allegory, and neoliberalism in Bolaño's works, among many other topics. This book covers the need for a study that goes beyond the rather impressionistic journalistic writing that, until now, constitutes the core of the written English-language reception of Bolaño"--
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Author López-Calvo, Ignacio, editor
LC no. 2014035190
ISBN 1137495170
9781137495174