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Wimmer, Natasha

Overview
Works: 34 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 14,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Erotic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Natasha Wimmer
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesárea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals--the Wolf, the Lamb, and El Quemado--and to the darker side of life in a resort town. Late one night, Charly disappears without a trace, and Udo's well-ordered life is thrown into upheaval; when Ingeborg and Hanna return to their lives in Germany, he refuses to leave the hotel. Soon, he and El Quemado are enmeshed in a round of Third Reich, his favorite World War II strategy game, and Udo discovers that the game's consequences may be all too real."--Provided by publisher
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet, " Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about the world of letters
Redeemers : ideas and power in Latin America by Enrique Krauze( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the major ideas that have formed the modern Latin American political mind and profiles influential revolutionaries, thinkers, poets, and novelists, from Che Guevara to Octavio Paz and Gabriel García Márquez
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
Delirio by Laura Restrepo( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolas, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality
Sudden death by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1599 Roman tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo represents the way the world changed in their times, in a novel that goes from the execution of Anne Boleyn to Mexico after the conquest
Dirty Havana trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Testifying to the squalor and grit of contemporary Cuba, Pedro Juan Gutierrez's novel in stories chronicles the misadventures of Pedro Juan, a former journalist now living from hand to mouth, half disgusted and half fascinated by the depths to which he has sunk. Like the lives of many of his neighbors in the crumbling, once elegant apartment houses that line Havana's waterfront (and its notorious cruising strip, El Malecon), Pedro Juan's days and nights have been reduced by the so-called special times - the harsh recession that followed the Soviet Union's collapse - to the struggle to feed himself and the escapist pursuit of sex. Collecting garbage, peddling marijuana or black-market produce, clearing undesirables off the streets, whoring himself, begging, sacrificing to the santos, Pedro Juan scrapes by under the shadow of hunger - all the while observing his lovers and friends, and strangers on the street, their suffering and their own lifesaving schemes, with an unsentimental, mocking, yet sympathetic eye. Banned in Cuba but celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, Gutierrez's picaresque novel is a fierce, loving tribute to Havana and the defiant, desperate way of lie that flourishes amid its decay."--BOOK JACKET
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'ow I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime' so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--'ur parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us'-she drops out of school, gets a crappy job. At night, she is plagued by a terrible brightness, and soon she drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the last novels Roberto Bolaño published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate." --
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his most brilliant achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strange beauty, daring experimentation, and epic scope. The book's subject matter ranges from the heady heights of literature and love to the gritty realism of violence and death as it explores how humans make sense of senseless events. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, writers and cops, pursuing their own separate yet interrelated quests for meaning: an enigmatic Prussian novelist who disappears from the public eye after the death of his lover; a group of literary critics who bond through their shared love of the novelist's works; an African American journalist sent to Mexico on a sports beat in the wake of his mother's death; and a Spanish professor and widowed father whose mind is beginning to lose its grip on reality. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa, a fictional Juarez on the US-Mexico border, where the serial killings of hundreds of young working class women remain unsolved
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police sergeant searches for someone (perhaps a hunchback) and a nameless young woman (red-haired, a drug addict, a witness) sodomized by a cop--or is it the narrator? A collation of 56 "scenes" set in 1980 Barcelona.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The savage detectives : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: To track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesarea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run
Between parentheses : essays, articles, and speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of most of Bolaño's newspaper columns, articles (many about other literary authors), prefaces, and texts of talks or speeches given by Bolaño during the last five years of his life. "Taken together, they make a surprisingly rounded whole . . . a kind of fragmented 'autobiography.'"--Introduction, p.1
Kensington gardens by Rodrigo Fresán( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Hook is the son of mid-sixties rock-star parents, but has managed to become a successful children's author of a series of action books and movies. This work is an exploration of the charms and perils of children's literature and how fantasy can often effect reality
The secret of fame : the literary encounter in an age of distraction by Gabriel Zaid( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The savage detectives
Alternative Names
Natasha Wimmer American translator

Languages
English (112)

Covers
The Third Reich : a novelLetters to a young novelistRedeemers : ideas and power in Latin AmericaDelirioDirty Havana trilogy2666AntwerpThe savage detectives : a novel