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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 10,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Ghost stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Satire  Love stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, 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 1,029 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
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When figure skater Nuria Marti is dropped from the Olympic team, a civil servant secretly uses public funds to build her a skating rink in the ruins of a seaside mansion, but Nuria has affairs and soon the rink becomes a crime scene
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Franse hypnotiseur probeert in 1938 in Parijs de dood van een dan nog onbekende Peruaanse dichter te voorkomen
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 767 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."--BOOK JACKET
Last evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 764 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 )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 664 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 )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 630 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 )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Presents itself as an encyclopedia of extremely right-wing writers. Composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors ... Nazi literature describes, in fourteen thematic sections, the writers' lives, politics, and literary works."--P. [4] of cover
The return by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 567 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--Résumé de l'éditeur
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 426 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
Immanuel's veins by Ted Dekker ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 362 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
The secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 346 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
Ghosts by César Aira ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 346 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 )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 342 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
Roberto Bolaño's fiction : an expanding universe by Chris Andrews ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 302 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. ... 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
How I became a nun by César Aira ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
An episode in the life of a landscape painter by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 264 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."--BOOK JACKET
Full circle : a South American journey by Luis Sepúlveda ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Describes a 'journey without a fixed itinerary' into the heart of South America. Exiled Chilean writer Luis Sepúlveda paints vivid, sometimes surreal pictures of a continent where the distinction between reality and fiction is often blurred."--Back cover
Shantytown by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 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 179 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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Alternative Names
Andrews, Christopher Stuart
Andrews, Christopher Stuart 1962-
Languages
English (75)
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