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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Overview
Works: 595 works in 2,757 publications in 28 languages and 42,815 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Novels  Noir fiction  Poetry  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Other, Collector
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roberto Bolaño
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

210 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 28 languages and held by 3,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman - these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared. Published posthumously, 2666 is, in the words of La Vanguardia, "not just the great Spanish-language novel of this decade, but one of the cornerstones that define an entire literature."
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

150 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,257 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 )

58 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,646 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. Written in 1989 and found among Roberto Bolaño's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. Reading this quick, visceral novel, we see a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first time the themes that would define his masterpieces The Savage Detectives and 2666"--
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

86 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the course of a single night, Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix, a Chilean priest who is a member of Opus Dei, a literary critic and a mediocre poet, relives some of the crucial events of his life. He believes he is dying, and in his feverish delirium various characters, both real and imaginary, appear to him as icy monsters, as if in sequences from a horror film. Among them are the great poet Pablo Neruda, the German novelist Ernst Junger, and General Augusto Pinochet - whom Father Lacroix instructs in Marxist doctrine - as well as various members of the Chilean intelligentsia whose lives, during a period of political turbulence, have touched his own."--Jacket
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

117 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unnamed narrator pieces together the life and works of an enigmatic would-be poet turned military assassin during Pinochet's regime in Chile. In the early 1970s Alberto Ruiz-Tagle was a little-known poet living in southern Chile. After the military coup of 1973 that brought in the dictatorship of General Pinochet, he embarked upon a new career that involved him in committing murder and other brutalities, and subsequently led to his emergence as a lieutenant in the Chilean air force under his actual name, Carlos Wieder. Some time later the narrator, now held in a prison camp, looks up and sees a World War II airplane writing the first words of the Book of Genesis in smoke in the sky. The aviator is none other Carlos Wieder, launching his own version of the New Chilean Poetry ... This novel of Roberto Bolano (who died 2003) is a chilling investigation of the fascist mentality and the limits of evil
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1938: Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo lies dying in hospital. The doctors are struggling to offer a diagnosis, so his wife calls on the mesmerist and reclusive bachelor Pierre Pain. Pain agrees to help, but things soon go awry
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

92 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force, "Amulet" is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

71 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story starts off with Gaspar Heredia -- writer, Mexican, illegal immigrant, and stand-in for Bolaño himself --who meets Remo Moran, a businessman who pulled himself up to wealth from his inauspicious beginnings as a stall vendor of cheap tourist souvenirs. Moran hires Heredia as night watchman for a campground Moran runs as a stopping ground for many illegal immigrants. Heredia, out of boredom, starts spying on Moran's odd friends and accidentally stumbles across a skating rink built by a corrupt civil servant -- Enric Rosquelles: pompous, fat, squat and ugly -- who has diverted public funds to secretly build the rink on behalf of the love of his life: María, a young blonde babe whose abiding passion is to make it onto the Spanish Olympic ice-skating team and who, unbeknownst to Enric, is having a fling with Remo Moran, our successful businessman risen from cheap souvenirs. Alas, the discovery of Enric's crimes leads to madcap blackmail, more crime, sex, intrigue -- and murder"--Www.amazon.com
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

59 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

47 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

51 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 877 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." --
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

51 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 816 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
The spirit of science fiction by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Mexico in the 1970s, the novel charts the literary and romantic escapades of two Chilean aspiring writers, employing a range of genres, from epistolary novel to science fiction to satire"--
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force of black humor, composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors, providing sketch character portraits that are often pathetically funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, and on occasion, authentically chilling
La literatura nazi en América by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

81 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force of black humor, composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors, providing sketch character portraits that are often pathetically funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, and on occasion, authentically chilling
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
Putas asesinas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

59 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in Spanish and Russian and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ahora no hay tiempo para aburrirse, la felicidad desapareció en algún lugar de la tierra y solo queda el asombro”. En esta frase, pronunciada por el protagonista de uno de los relatos incluidos en Putas asesinas, reside la esencia que atraviesa todo el libro. En él, Roberto Bolaño trata algunos de los temas que conforman su universo literario y que están, por tanto, entretejidos en los argumentos de sus obras más emblemáticas: la sexualidad; las vidas de seres comunes-- como el propio autor o como sus lectore-- a medio camino entre lo extraordinario y lo cotidiano, entre la rebeldía y la vulnerabilidad; el poder subversivo de la literatura; el viaje como huida; la necesidad de develar lo incierto; la juventud; la violencia, y la lucha del desarraigado por encontrar un espacio propio en un lugar ajeno."--Amazon.com
Llamadas telefónicas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Spanish and Italian and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El primer libro de relatos de Roberto Bolaño, galardonado con el Premio Ámbito Literario de Narrativa y el Premio Municipal de Santiago de Chile, ahora en una nueva edición revisada. "Un poeta lo puede soportar todo. Lo que equivale a decir que un hombre lo puede soportar todo. Pero no es verdad: son pocas las cosas que un hombre puede soportar. Soportar de verdad". Un escritor emprende la búsqueda de uno de sus autores favoritos, que malvive de su literatura mientras lucha contra el olvido; la relación amorosa entre B y X solo tiene sentido en sus llamadas telefónicas; el estudiante Arturo Belano comparte su pasión por los libros y el cine con un enigmático hombre llamado El Gusano; amor y locura se entrecruzan en la historia de Sofía; una actriz porno se enamora de un compañero de rodaje... Este conjunto de relatos magistrales trasluce la empatía mostrada por Bolaño con aquellos seres que se mueven en una realidad de límites imprecisos, en la que llevan una existencia difícil con atrevimiento, desesperación y humor. Llamadas telefónicas es el primer libro de relatos del autor chileno. Fue publicado por primera vez en 1997 y recibió el Premio Ámbito Literario de narrativa y el Premio Municipal de Santiago de Chile. Encabezado por la que sin duda es una de sus mejores piezas narrativas cortas, "Sensini", en él brilla el estilo hipnótico, despojado de todo artificio retórico, que ha convertido a Bolaño en uno de los escritores latinoamericanos más reconocidos y valorados en todo el mundo
The savage detectives : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 366 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.-http://www.booksinprint.com
El secreto del mal by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects stories, sketches, and other writings that the Chilean author left unpublished at his death and that reflect his propensity to blend the borders of literary genres and to cultivate the art of inconclusiveness
 
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Avalos, Roberto Bolaño

Avalos, Roberto Bolaño 1953-2003

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Bolanjo 1953-2003

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Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

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Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003

Būlānyū, Rūbirtū, 1953-2003

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño Ávalos

Roberto Bolaño Chilean author

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Roberto Bolaño chilei író

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Ρομπέρτο Μπολάνιο

Роберто Боланьо

Роберто Болањо

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בולניו, רוברטו 1953-2003

רוברטו בולניו

روبرتو بولانو نویسنده و شاعر شیلیایی

روبرتو بولانيو

روبرتو بولانيو مؤلف تشيلي

روبرتو بولانیو

روبرتو بولانیو نویسنده و شاعر شیلیایی

ਰੋਬੇਰਤੋ ਬੋਲਾਨੀਓ

റോബർട്ടോ ബൊളാനോ

რობერტო ბოლანიო ჩილელი რომანისტი, მოკლე მოთხრობების მწერალი, პოეტი და ესეისტი

로베르토 볼라뇨

볼라뇨, 로베르토 1953-2003

ボラーニョ, ロベルト

ロベルト・ボラーニョ

羅貝托·波拉尼奧

罗贝托·波拉尼奥 智利作家

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