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Author Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003.

Title Nazi literature in the Americas / Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
Published New York : New Directions, 2008


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 W'PONDS  868.044 B6874 A6/N3A  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  868.044 B6874 A6/N3A  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 227 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents The Mendiluce Clan -- Edelmira Thompson de Mendiluce -- Juan Mendiluce Thompson -- Luz Mendiluce Thompson -- Itinerant Heroes or the Fragility of Mirrors -- Ignacio Zubieta -- Jesus Fernandez-Gomez -- Forerunners and Figures of the Anti-Enlightenment -- Mateo Aguirre Bengoechea -- Silvio Salvatico -- Luiz Fontaine Da Souza -- Ernesto Perez Mason -- Poetes Maudits -- Pedro Gonzalez Carrera -- Andres Cepeda Cepeda, known as The Page -- Wandering Women of Letters -- Irma Carrasco -- Daniela de Montecristo -- Two Germans at the Ends of the Earth -- Franz Zwickau -- Willy Schurholz -- Speculative and Science Fiction -- J.M.S. Hill -- Zach Sodenstern -- Gustavo Borda -- Magicians, Mercernaries and Miserable Creatures -- Segundo Jose Heredia -- Amado Couto -- Carlos Hevia -- Harry Sibelius -- The Many Masks of Max Mirebalais -- Max Mirebalais, alias Max Kasimir, Max von Hauptman, Max Le Gueule, Jacques Artibonito -- North American Poets -- Jim O'Bannon -- Rory Long -- The Aryan Brotherhood -- Thomas R. Murchison, alias The Texan -- John Lee Brook -- The Fabulous Schiaffino Boys -- Italo Schiaffino -- Argentino Schiaffino, alias Fatso -- The Infamous Ramirez Hoffman -- Carlos Ramirez Hoffman -- Epilogue for Monsters -- 1. Secondary Figures -- 2. Publishing Houses, Magazines, Places ... -- 3. Books
Summary "A tour de force of black humor, Roberto Bolano's Nazi Literature in the Americas presents itself as an encyclopedia of extremely right-wing writers." "Composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors (the nations with the most representatives are Argentina, with eight, and the USA, with seven), Nazi Literature describes, in fourteen thematic sections, the writers' lives, politics, and literary works. It includes bibliographies, cross-references, and an epilogue ("For Monsters"). Although the writers are invented, they are all carefully and credibly situated in real literary worlds: his characters rebuff Ginsberg's advances in Greenwich Village, encounter Paz in Mexico City, and quarrel with Lezama Lima in Cuba. The tone of the entries is brisk and pseudoacademic, but with delicately balanced irony and pathos. Bolano does not simply use his fascist writers for target practice: he manages to sketeh character portraits that are often pathetically funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, and, on occasion, authentically chilling."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translated from the Spanish
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Authors -- Fiction.
National socialism and literature -- Fiction.
Nazi literature -- Fiction.
Latin America -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Andrews, Chris, 1962-
LC no. 2007037800
ISBN 0811217051 (alk. paper)
9780811217057 (alk. paper)
9780811217941 (paperback)
Other Titles Historia de la literatura Nazi en America. English