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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 12,166 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Paranormal fiction  Satire  Historical fiction  Ghost stories  Noir fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 905 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 )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 785 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
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
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 772 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
Last evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 728 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 630 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 621 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 580 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 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide-ranging, suggestive, and daring, a Bolaño story might concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend or a dream of meeting Enrique Lihn: his plots go anywhere and everywhere and they always surprise. Consider the title piece: a young party animal collapses in a Parisian disco and dies on the dance floor; just as his soul is departing his body, it realizes strange doings are afoot - and what follows next defies the imagination (except Bolaño's own, of course)
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 443 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
The musical brain : and other stories by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty short stories features tales about oddballs, freaks, and crazy people
Roberto Bolaño's fiction : an expanding universe by Chris Andrews( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 399 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 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 363 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 349 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 338 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 312 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
Ema, the captive by César Aira( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the very edges of civilization. The trip is appalling (deprivations and rapes prevail along the way), yet the real story commences once Ema arrives at the fort, where she takes on a succession of lovers among the soldiers and Indians, leading to a brave and grand entrepreneurial experiment. As is usual with Aira's work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature
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

A brief and dramatic visit to the pampas gives him the chance to fulfill his ambition but a strange episode that he cannot avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly marks him for life."--Jacket
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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Monsieur PainBy night in ChileThe skating rinkLast evenings on EarthAmuletThe insufferable gauchoNazi literature in the AmericasThe return