Amulet

Amulet by Roberto Bolaño

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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.

It is September 1968 and the Mexican student movement is about to run head-on into the repressive right-wing government of Mexico: hundreds of young people will soon die.

When the army invades the university, one woman hides in a fourth-floor ladies` room and for twelve days she is the only person left on campus. Staring at the floor, she recounts her bohemian life among the young poets of Mexico City -inventing and reinventing freely-and along the way she creates a cosmology of literature. She is Auxilio Lacouture, the Mother of Mexican Poetry.

Auxilio speaks of her passionate attachment to young poets as well as to two beloved aged poets, to a woman who once slept with Che Guevera, and to the painter Remedios Varo, recalling visits which never occured. And as they grow ever more hallucinatory, her "memories" become mythologies before completely transforming into riveting dark prophecies.

Hair-raising and enthralling, Amuletis a heart-breaking novel and another brilliant example of the art of Roberto Bolaño, "the most admired novelist," as Susan Sontag noted, "in the Spanish-speaking world."

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Roberto Bolaño (Spanish Roberto Bolaño Ávalos ) April 28, 1953, Santiago - July 14, 2003, Barcelona Chilean poet and prose writer, son of immigrants from Galicia.  Biography Since 1966 he lived with his parents in Mexico, in 1973 he returned to his homeland to participate in the socialist reforms of Salvador Allende, but was caught by Pinochet`s coup d`état. He participated in the resistance to the new regime, was arrested, released at the request of an influential classmate. In 1974 he returned to Mexico, where he headed the avant-garde literary group "infrarealists", inspired by the experience of dada and surrealism.  Creativity He made his debut with the book of poetry "Sparrows on top" (1975). From 1977 he traveled to Europe and North Africa, in 1978 he settled in Catalonia, changed many professions, was a grape picker, night watchman, shop assistant, studied sculpting, before fully taking up journalism and literature. In his own prose, where a criminal plot is combined with the dreamy fantasy of a thriller and the element of literary play, he often performed under the name Arturo Belano. Died of liver cancer after ten days of coma.  Works * Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce / Morrison`s apprentice advises the fanatic Joyce (1984, novel, co-authored with Antonio Garcia Porta). * La pista de hielo / Skating rink (1993, novel, prize of the city of Alcala de Henares). * La literatura nazi en América / Nazi Literature in America (1996, novel in encyclopedia form). * Estrella distante / Distant star (1996, story). * Llamadas telefónicas / Telephone calls (1997, short stories, Santiago de Compostela Prize, San Sebastian International Literary Prize). * Los detectives salvajes / Wild detectives (1998, novel, Romulo Gallegos Prize, Venezuela, Spanish Herralda Prize, Chilean National Council Prize for Books and Reading). * Amuleto / Amulet (1999, story). * Monsieur Pain / Monsieur Pen (1999, novel). * Nocturno de Chile / Chilean Nocturne (2000, novella). * Los perros románticos. Poemas 1980-1998 / Romantic dogs. Poems 1980-1998 (2000, Irun City Literary Prize). * Putas asesinas / Killers of easy virtue (2001, short stories). * Amberes / Detective Amberes (2002, novel). * Una novelita lumpen / Lumpen tale (2002). * El gaucho insufrible / The intolerable gaucho (2003, short stories). * Entre paréntesis / In brackets (2004, essays, journal notes, reviews, interviews). * 2666 (2004, novel, Salammbo Prize, Barcelona). * El secreto del mal / The Riddle of Evil (2007, short stories). * La universidad desconocida / Unknown University (2007, poems).  Translations into Russian * Chilean Nocturne. M .: Makhaon, 2006 (also includes the story "Distant Star").  Bibliography * Roberto Bolaño: La escritura como tauromaquia / Celina Manzoni, ed. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2002.

* Territorios en fuga. Estudios críticos sobre la obra de Roberto Bolaño / Patricia Espinosa, ed. Santiago: Frasis, 2003.

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Roberto Bolaño (Spanish Roberto Bolaño Ávalos ) April 28, 1953, Santiago - July 14, 2003, Barcelona Chilean poet and prose writer, son of immigrants from Galicia.  Biography Since 1966 he lived with his parents in Mexico, in 1973 he returned to his homeland to participate in the socialist reforms of Salvador Allende, but was caught by Pinochet`s coup d`état. He participated in the resistance to the new regime, was arrested, released at the request of an influential classmate. In 1974 he returned to Mexico, where he headed the avant-garde literary group "infrarealists", inspired by the experience of dada and surrealism.  Creativity He made his debut with the book of poetry "Sparrows on top" (1975). From 1977 he traveled to Europe and North Africa, in 1978 he settled in Catalonia, changed many professions, was a grape picker, night watchman, shop assistant, studied sculpting, before fully taking up journalism and literature. In his own prose, where a criminal plot is combined with the dreamy fantasy of a thriller and the element of literary play, he often performed under the name Arturo Belano. Died of liver cancer after ten days of coma.  Works * Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce / Morrison`s apprentice advises the fanatic Joyce (1984, novel, co-authored with Antonio Garcia Porta). * La pista de hielo / Skating rink (1993, novel, prize of the city of Alcala de Henares). * La literatura nazi en América / Nazi Literature in America (1996, novel in encyclopedia form). * Estrella distante / Distant star (1996, story). * Llamadas telefónicas / Telephone calls (1997, short stories, Santiago de Compostela Prize, San Sebastian International Literary Prize). * Los detectives salvajes / Wild detectives (1998, novel, Romulo Gallegos Prize, Venezuela, Spanish Herralda Prize, Chilean National Council Prize for Books and Reading). * Amuleto / Amulet (1999, story). * Monsieur Pain / Monsieur Pen (1999, novel). * Nocturno de Chile / Chilean Nocturne (2000, novella). * Los perros románticos. Poemas 1980-1998 / Romantic dogs. Poems 1980-1998 (2000, Irun City Literary Prize). * Putas asesinas / Killers of easy virtue (2001, short stories). * Amberes / Detective Amberes (2002, novel). * Una novelita lumpen / Lumpen tale (2002). * El gaucho insufrible / The intolerable gaucho (2003, short stories). * Entre paréntesis / In brackets (2004, essays, journal notes, reviews, interviews). * 2666 (2004, novel, Salammbo Prize, Barcelona). * El secreto del mal / The Riddle of Evil (2007, short stories). * La universidad desconocida / Unknown University (2007, poems).  Translations into Russian * Chilean Nocturne. M .: Makhaon, 2006 (also includes the story "Distant Star").  Bibliography * Roberto Bolaño: La escritura como tauromaquia / Celina Manzoni, ed. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2002. * Territorios en fuga. Estudios críticos sobre la obra de Roberto Bolaño / Patricia Espinosa, ed. Santiago: Frasis, 2003. [url = http: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%8C%D0%BE, _% D0% A0% D0% BE% D0% B1% D0% B5% D1% 80% D1% 82% D0% BE]