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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Works: 53 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 12,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Noir fiction  Paranormal fiction  Historical fiction  Satire  Ghost stories  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Andrews
Roberto Bolaño's fiction : an expanding universe by Chris Andrews( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,179 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
Little indiscretions : a novel by Carmen Posadas( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 874 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
Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Right from the start I picked her for a thief, although that day she didn't take anything. ... I knew she'd be back," the narrator/bookseller of Severina recalls in this novel's opening pages. Imagine a dark-haired book thief as alluring as she is dangerous. Imagine the mesmerized bookseller secretly tracking the volumes she steals, hoping for insight into her character, her motives, her love life. In Rodrigo Rey Rosa's hands, this tale of obsessive love is told with almost breathless precision and economy. The bookstore owner is soon entangled in Severina's mystery: seductive and peripatetic, of uncertain nationality, she steals books to actually read them and to share with her purported grandfather, Señor Blanco. In this unsettling exploration of the alienating and simultaneously liberating power of love, the bookseller's monotonous existence is rocked by the enigmatic Severina. As in a dream, the disoriented man finds that the thin border between rational and irrational is no longer reliable. Severina confirms Rey Rosa's privileged place in contemporary world literature
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 776 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
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). 'Readers who have snacked on a writer such as Haruki Murakami will feast on Roberto Bolano' Sunday Times Cesar Vallejo, renowned Peruvian poet, lies dying in hospital - he's hiccupping himself to death. When the doctors struggle to offer a diagnosis, his wife pins her hopes on the mesmerist and reclusive bachelor Pierre Pain. But after the appearance of two mysterious Spaniards, Monsieur Pain finds his access to the hospital barred and things soon go awry ...Set in the rainy, crepuscular streets of an unsettled 1938 Paris, Monsieur Pain merges the best of Borges with Edgar Allan Poe, and its dark blend of unrequited desire, guilt, grief and betrayal makes this a gripping noir conspiracy as rich as it is strange. 'Bolano writes with such elegance, verve and style and is immensely readable' Guardian 'His fiction was hallucinatory, haunting and experimental' Times Literary Supplement
Last evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 733 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
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 616 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 )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Insufferable Gaucho' was the last book Roberto Bolaño prepared for publication before he died in 2003. Unpredictable and daring, highly controlled and yet somehow haywire, the five short stories included here are some of his best
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 595 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 538 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 469 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
The musical brain : and other stories by César Aira( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 433 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 381 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 356 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 348 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
Ema, the captive by César Aira( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 346 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
Immanuel's veins by Ted Dekker( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 341 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
How I became a nun by César Aira( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 316 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 299 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
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Last evenings on Earth
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