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Novelist Obessed With Mythmaking Novelists Unexpectedly Accused of Mythmaking
Roberto Bolaño allegedly made up his addiction to heroin. How Archimboldian!
Natasha Wimmer on Translating Bolaño’s
We asked Alan Page, translator of the screenplays ‘21 Grams’ and ‘Babel,’ to find out how Wimmer did it.
Essential Bolaño: The Five Most Unskippable Passages in ‘2666’
If you’re thinking of quitting, try one of these first. It might inspire you to settle in and read the rest.
Why Big Books Still Matter
Is Roberto Bolaño’s masterpiece, ‘2666,’ really any more difficult than two seasons of ‘Mad Men’?
Roberto Bolaño’s Five-Page Sentence: Read It Here First!
Read it for Bolaño’s obvious improvisational delight in keeping the sentence afloat, phrase by phrase — a skill the critic James Wood once compared to ‘someone punting a leaf.’
Book Porn: Roberto Bolaño’s ‘2666’ Looks Hot
We judge Roberto Bolaño’s purported masterpiece by its covers and find it quadruply sexy.