venerdì 7 novembre 2008

Roberto Bolaño

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Bolaño è all the rage e in via di santificazione. Ora sul Sunday Book Review del NYT. Per una volta sono presente e ho due sue libri che mi attendono in scaffale.


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The Chilean exile poet Roberto Bolaño, born in 1953, lived in Mexico, France and Spain before his death in 2003, at 50, from liver disease traceable to heroin use years before. In a burst of invention now legendary in contemporary Spanish-language literature, and rapidly becoming so internationally, Bolaño in the last decade of his life, writing with the urgency of poverty and his failing health, constructed a remarkable body of stories and novels out of precisely such doubts: that literature, which he revered the way a penitent loves (and yet rails against) an elusive God, could meaning­fully articulate the low truths he knew as rebel, exile, addict; that life, in all its gruesome splendor, could ever locate the literature it so desperately craves in order to feel itself known.


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The Departed, di Jonathan Lethem, Sunday Book Review, The New York Times, 9 novembre 2008

2 commenti:

  1. utente anonimo8 novembre 2008 22:14

    e chi te ne ha regalato uno, eh, chi?
    d*

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  2. Tu. Implicazione: se non fosse per l'aiuto esterno, anche questa volta sarei assente.

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