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Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Overview
Works: 647 works in 3,014 publications in 28 languages and 45,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Novels  Essays  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Other, Collector
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

226 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 28 languages and held by 3,736 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
The savage detectives by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

161 editions published between 1998 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 3,223 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
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

93 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 1,630 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
The Third Reich : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

67 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,605 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"--
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

124 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The star in this hair-raising novel is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an Air Force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup in Chile to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise that symbolizes the darkness of Pinochet's regime
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2022 in 9 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1938. The Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo lies dying in hospital. He's hiccupping himself to death. When the doctors struggle to offer a diagnosis his wife calls on an acquaintance of her friend Madame Reynaud, the mesmerist and reclusive bachelor Pierre Pain. Pain, in love with the widow Reynaud and eager to impress, agrees to help
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

91 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,206 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
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

100 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et opdigtet litteraturleksikon. Med opdigtede biografier og anmeldelser parodierer forfatteren Latinamerikas virkelige litteraturhistorie
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

79 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 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
Woes of the true policeman by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

54 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unfinished masterpiece from the author of THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES and 2666"--
The insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
A little lumpen novelita by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 881 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 )

57 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 811 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 793 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"--
Cowboy graves : three novellas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

34 editions published between 2017 and 2022 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas. In "Cowboy Graves," Arturo Belano--Bolaño's alter ego--returns to Chile after the coup to fight with his comrades for socialism. "French Comedy of Horrors," takes the reader to French Guiana on the night after an eclipse where a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in "Fatherland," a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as the woman he is obsessed with disappears in the ensuing violence and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead. Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a master of contemporary fiction. These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bolaño's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his great triumphs, while deepening our understanding of his profound gifts"--Provided by publisher
Putas asesinas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in Spanish and Russian and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories that aren't as interested in isolated facts but in how they interrelate
2666 by Roberto Bolaño( )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 445 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
Llamadas telefónicas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«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 secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 349 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
The savage detectives : a novel by Roberto Bolaño( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 333 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
 
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Alternative Names
Avalos, Roberto Bolaño

Avalos, Roberto Bolaño 1953-2003

Bolanjas Robertas

Bolanjo 1953-2003

Bolanjo, Roberto 1953-2003

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Bolaño Ávalos Roberto

Bolaño Ávalos, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño R.

Bolaño, Roberto

Bolaño, Roberto 1953-2003

Bolaño, Roberto Antonio Edwin, 1953-2003

Bolanyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Bolenyo, Roberṭo 1953-2003

Boranyo, Roberŭt'o 1953-2003

Būlānyū, Rūbirtū, 1953-2003

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño Ávalos

Roberto Bolaño Chilean author

Roberto Bolaño Chileens schrijver

Roberto Bolaño chilei író

Roberto Bolaño chilenischer Schriftsteller

Roberto Bolaño chilensk poet och författare

Roberto Bolaño chilensk poet og skribent

Roberto Bolaño chilijski pisarz

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Roberto Bolaño écrivain chilien

Roberto Bolaño escritor y poeta chileno

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Ρομπέρτο Μπολάνιο

Боланьо, Роберто, 1953-2003.

Роберто Боланьо

Роберто Болањо

Ռոբերտո Բոլանո Ավալոս չիլիացի բանաստեղծ և արձակագիր

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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