Roberto Bolaño, one of the most important writers of the twentieth century in Latin America, whose work, published posthumously, created a veritable cult in the international literary world, translated on all the meridians of the world, will be in the Anansi Portfolio collection. A universal novel by Pandora M.
The first two books published were the short prose volume “Assassin Sluts” and the novel “A Distant Star” published by Alina Cantacuzino, books already in physical and online libraries across the country. The series will continue with “Nocturne in Chile” and “2666” scheduled to see the light of day in 2023.
“I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that Roberto Bolaño’s prose and poetry created a real school among Romanian writers and gathered around them a real cult of enthusiasts. It has been from the beginning a secret desire of the team behind Anansi such a wonderful writer joins our list,” said Bogdan Alexandru Stenscu, group coordinator. Anansi. World Fiction.
Praised by many of the great names of world literature such as Susan Sontag, who called him “the most influential and admired prose writer of his generation” or James Wood who called him “one of the greatest and most influential contemporary writers”, Roberto Bolaño goes on to be one of the most recent thinkers despite his disappearance.
“All I wrote was a love letter or a farewell letter to my generation. We were stupid and generous, like young people, we give everything and ask for nothing in return, and now these young people are gone, because those who did not died in Bolivia died in Argentina or Peru, And those who survived died in Chile or Mexico, and those who were not killed there were later killed in Nicaragua, Colombia or El Salvador: the whole of South America is woven on the bones of “these forgotten young men,” Roberto Bolano said in his last speech.
The volume of “Assassin Whores” stories is one of the two titles author Roberto Bolaño begins with. In the narrow space of his stories, Roberto Bolano manages to sum up his entire literary world, one of the most destructive and personal of Spanish literature: the literature that saturates everything; sex. the lives of characters who, despite the fact that they lead a common life, are experiencing ecstatic states and unusual events; Rebellion of those who live on the margins of society. Traveling as a means of escape but also as a way of life; youths; hanf; Art is an obsession.
The second book from the beginning of the series by Roberto Bolano from the Anansi collection. World Fiction is “A Distant Star” novel, a story about a life and destiny of destruction that no one can blame.
Alberto Ruiz-Tagle was once a silent, secretive, and somewhat acceptable member of the younger generation of Chilean avant-garde poets. But the 1973 military coup turned him into a famous literary figure named Carlos Vader. Known for his bold and daring poems written in the sky with smoke from the aftermath of an airplane, Wieder is a mystery to his peers: Where did this unexpected talent come from, what is the connection between his transformation and the mysterious disappearance of the beautiful twin sisters Garmendia?
Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago de Chile in 1953. He lived a life of exile, strained relations with his homeland, sharp political gestures, and a nomadic living that took him from Chile to Mexico, El Salvador, and France. and Spain, the country in which he finally settled and died at the age of fifty.
He is the author of several fiction, non-fiction and poetry books, including “Wild Detectives”, “A Distant Star” and “Night in Chile”. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for the blockbuster novel “2666”.
Roberto Bolaño established himself as a literary revelation in the 1990s, considered to be one of the most talented and original authors of the new generation of Latin American writers: “Roberto Bolaño’s literature is on the frontier and supposed to separate literature from politics” (review), “Roberto Bolaño is an outstanding storyteller from the Thomas family. Pynchon and Don DeLillo” (El Periódico).
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