Distant Star Roberto Bolaño

Distant Star

Author: Roberto Bolaño
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Book Title
Distant Star
Author
Roberto Bolaño
ISBN
9780811215862
For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novel By Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.")Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano."Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Roberto Bolaño, Chris AndrewsPublisher: New Directions Publishing CorporationPublished: 12/17/2004ISBN: 9780811215862Pages: 149Weight: 0.44lbsSize: 8.02h x 5.29w x 0.51dReview Citations: New York Times 03/27/2005 pg. 23New Yorker (The) 02/14/2005 pg. 252Chronicle of Higher Education 12/12/2008 pg. 20

For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novel By Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.")

Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano."

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 12/17/2004
ISBN: 9780811215862
Pages: 149
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.29w x 0.51d

Review Citations: New York Times 03/27/2005 pg. 23
New Yorker (The) 02/14/2005 pg. 252
Chronicle of Higher Education 12/12/2008 pg. 20

For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novel By Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.")

Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano."

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 12/17/2004
ISBN: 9780811215862
Pages: 149
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.29w x 0.51d

Review Citations: New York Times 03/27/2005 pg. 23
New Yorker (The) 02/14/2005 pg. 252
Chronicle of Higher Education 12/12/2008 pg. 20