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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 11,785 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Satire  Ghost stories  Noir fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Andrews
Little indiscretions : a novel by Carmen Posadas( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pastry chef Nestor Chaffino turns up dead at a party at the mansion of art dealer Ernesto Teldi, the party guests all become suspects in the crime when it turns out that Nestor was threatening to reveal some dark secrets
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1938. The Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo is in the hospital, afflicted with an undiagnosed illness, when his wife calls on an acquaintance of her friend Madame Reynaud: the Mesmerist Pierre Pain. Pain, a timid bachelor, is in love with the widow Reynaud, and agrees to help. But two mysterious Spanish men follow Pain and bribe him not to treat Vallejo, and Pain takes the money. Ravaged by guilt and anxiety, however, he does not intend to abandon his new patient
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rife with political corruption, sex, jealousy and frustrated passion, 'The Skating Rink' is a darkly atmospheric chronicle of one summer season in the seaside town of Z, on the Costa Brava, north of Barcelona. The story revolves around the beautiful figure-skating champion Nuria Mart
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 775 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
Last evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the "failed generation" set in the Chilean exile diaspora of Latin America and Europe
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 635 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 insufferable gaucho by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five short stories and two essays by Chilean author Roberto Bolańo
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 578 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
The return by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title story of this collection, a dead man expresses his disdain for the film "Ghost" and describes the actual process by which one enters the afterlife and then return to haunt the earth
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 444 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
Roberto Bolaño's fiction : an expanding universe by Chris Andrews( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953?2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed in contemporary fiction. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolaño's work into English, explores the singular achievements of the author's oeuvre, engaging with its distinct style and key thematic concerns, incorporating his novels and stories into the larger history of Latin American and global literary fiction. Andrews provides new readings and interpretations of Bolaño's novels, including 2666, The Savage Detectives, and By Night in Chile while at the same time examining the ideas and narrative strategies that unify his work. He begins with a consideration of the reception of Bolaño's fiction in English translation, examining the reasons behind its popularity. Subsequent chapters explore aspects of Bolaño's fictional universe and the political, ethical, and aesthetic values that shape it. Bolaño emerges as the inventor of a prodigiously effective ?fiction-making system," a subtle handler of suspense, a chronicler of aimlessness, a celebrator of courage, an anatomist of evil, and a proponent of youthful openness. Written in a clear and engaging style, Roberto's Bolano's Fiction offers an invaluable understanding of one of the most important authors of the last thirty years
The musical brain : and other stories by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty short stories features tales about oddballs, freaks, and crazy people
The secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction gathers everything the author was working on before his death, including a story about a North American journalist receiving a mysterious call and a woman's recounting of the loss of her virginity
Immanuel's veins by Ted Dekker( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction and bold sacrifice. Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover. Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter
Ghosts by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghosts revolves around an immigrant worker's family squatting on the haunted construction site of a luxury condominium building. All of the workmen and their wives and children see the ghosts, who literally hang around the place, but one teenage girl becomes the most curious. And then her questions about the ghosts get so intense that her mother - in a chilling split-second - realizes her daughter's life hangs in the balance."--Back cover
Varamo by César Aira( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that Varamo, at fifty years old, 'hadn't previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one.'"--P. [4] of cover
How I became a nun by César Aira( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My story, the story of 'how I became a nun, ' began very early in my life; I had just turned six. The beginning is marked by a vivid memory, which I can reconstruct down to the last detail. Before, there is nothing, and after, everything is an extension of the same vivid memory, continuous and unbroken, including the intervals of sleep, up to the point where I took the veil ..." So starts Cesar Aira's astounding "autobiographical" novel. Intense and perfect, this invented narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else : the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend. Between memory and oblivion, reality and fiction, Cesar Aira's How I Became a Nun retains childhood's main treasures: the reality of fable and the delirium of invention. A few days after his fiftieth birthday, Cesar Aira (b. 1949, Argentina) noticed the thin rim of the moon, visible despite the rising sun. When his wife explained the phenomenon to him he was shocked that for fifty years he had known nothing about "something so obvious, so visible." This epiphany led him to write How I Became a Nun. With a subtle and melancholic sense of humor he reflects on his failures, on the meaning of life and the importance of literature."--Publisher's website
An episode in the life of a landscape painter by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around Rugendas' trips to Argentina where he strived to achieve in art the "physiognomic totality" of Humboldt's scientific vision of the whole
Shantytown by César Aira( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires's shantytown attracts the attention of a corrupt policeman who would use anyone including innocent kids to break a drug ring he believes is operating in the slum. By the author of An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monotonous life of a male bookseller is shaken by a consummate female book thief named Severina. As though in an obsessive dream with blurred lines between the rational and irrational, the bookseller delves deeper and deeper into the mysterious circumstances that surround this woman and her relationship with her mentor whom she introduces as her grandfather. The seller hopes that somehow a list of the books she steals will help him to understand the enigma of her life
 
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Last evenings on Earth
Alternative Names
Andrews, Christopher Stuart

Andrews Christopher Stuart‏ 1962-....

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Monsieur PainThe skating rinkBy night in ChileLast evenings on EarthAmuletThe insufferable gauchoNazi literature in the AmericasThe return