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Author Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003.

Title Amulet / Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
Published New York : New Directions, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  868.044 B6874 A6/A3A  AVAILABLE
Description 184 pages ; 21 cm
Series NDP ; 1082
New Directions paperbook ; 1082
Summary Amulet is a monologue, like Bolaño's acclaimed debut in English, By Night in Chile . The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture, a Uruguayan woman who moved to Mexico in the 1960s, becomingthe "Mother of Mexican Poetry," hanging out with the young poets in the cafes and bars of the University. She's tall, thin, and blonde, and her favorite young poet in the 1970s is none other than Arturo Bolaño (Bolaño's fictional stand-in throughout his books). As well as her young poets, Auxilio recalls three remarkable women: the melancholic young philosopher Elena, the exiled Catalan painter Remedios Varo, and Lilian Serpas, a poet who once slept with Che Guevara. And in the course of her imaginary visit to the house of Remedios Varo, Auxilio sees an uncanny landscape, a kind of chasm. This chasm reappears in a vision at the end of the book: an army of children is marching toward it, singing as they go. The children are the idealistic young Latin Americans who came to maturity in the '70s, and the last words of the novel are: "And that song is our amulet."
Notes Translation of: Amuleto. Originally published by Editorial Anagrama
Subject Poets, Mexican -- Fiction.
Latin America -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Andrews, Chris, 1962-
ISBN 9780811217460 (paperback)
0811217469 (paperback)
Other Titles Amuleto. English