Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolaño

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Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolaño wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. “Taken together,” as the editor Ignacio Echevarría remarks in his introduction, they provide “a personal cartography of the writer: the closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented ‘autobiography.’” Bolaño’s career as a nonfiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for The Savage Detectives; he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolaño also could be tender (about his family and favorite places) as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortázar, Parra) and his favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously. A demanding critic, he declares that in his “ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior”: he argues for courage, and especially for bravery in the face of failure.

Between Parentheses fully lives up to his own demands: “I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity at all levels.”

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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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Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 PDF

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]