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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 12,700 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
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Most widely held works by Chris Andrews
Roberto Bolaño's fiction : an expanding universe by Chris Andrews( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,177 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 884 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( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 814 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 774 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 )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Franse hypnotiseur probeert in 1938 in Parijs de dood van een dan nog onbekende Peruaanse dichter te voorkomen
Last evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 743 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 735 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
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 613 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 612 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 589 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 541 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 468 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 434 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 380 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 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. 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."
Varamo by César Aira( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 346 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.'"--Page 4 of cover
Immanuel's veins by Ted Dekker( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 345 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
Ema, the captive by César Aira( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with 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
How I became a nun by César Aira( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 315 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 296 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
 
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