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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wood On Bolano

The English translation of Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives has attracted much respectful attention. Here's James Wood on the Chilean author: "A novel all about poetry and poets, one of whose heroes is a lightly disguised version of the author himself: how easily this could be nothing more than a precious lattice of ludic narcissism and unbearably 'literary' adventures! Again, Bolaño skirts danger and then gleefully accelerates away from it. The novel is wildly enjoyable (as well as, finally, full of lament), in part because Bolaño has a worldly, literal sensibility."


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