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About the Author: Roberto Bolaño

For most of his early adulthood, Bola o was a vagabond, living at one time or another in Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, France and Spain.Bola o moved to Europe in 1977, and finally made his way to Spain, where he married and settled on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona, working as a dishwasher, a campground custodian, bellhop and garbage collector working during the day and writing at night He continued with his poetry, before shifting to fiction in his early forties In an interview Bola o stated that he made this decision because he felt responsible for the future financial well being of his family, which he knew he could never secure from the earnings of a poet This was confirmed by Jorge Herralde, who explained that Bola o abandoned his parsimonious beatnik existence because the birth of his son in 1990 made him decide that he was responsible for his family s future and that it would be easier to earn a living by writing fiction However, he continued to think of himself primarily as a poet, and a collection of his verse, spanning 20 years, was published in 2000 under the title The Romantic Dogs.Regarding his native country Chile, which he visited just once after going into voluntary exile, Bola o had conflicted feelings He was notorious in Chile for his fierce attacks on Isabel Allende and other members of the literary establishment In 2003, after a long period of declining health, Bola o passed away It has been suggested that he was at one time a heroin addict and that the cause of his death was a liver illness resulting from Hepatitis C, with which he was infected as a result of sharing needles during his mainlining days However, the accuracy of this has been called into question It is true that he suffered from liver failure and was close to the top of a transplant list at the time of his death.Bola o was survived by his Spanish wife and their two children, whom he once called my only motherland Although deep down he always felt like a poet, his reputation ultimately rests on his novels, novellas and short story collections Although Bola o espoused the lifestyle of a bohemian poet and literary enfant terrible for all his adult life, he only began to produce substantial works of fiction in the 1990s He almost immediately became a highly regarded figure in Spanish and Latin American letters.In rapid succession, he published a series of critically acclaimed works, the most important of which are the novel Los detectives salvajes The Savage Detectives , the novella Nocturno de Chile By Night In Chile , and, posthumously, the novel 2666 His two collections of short stories Llamadas telef nicas and Putas asesinas were awarded literary prizes In 2009 a number of unpublished novels were discovered among the author s papers.

10 thoughts on “La universidad desconocida

  1. says:

    at long last the late roberto bola o envisaged himself a poet above all else despite being accomplished as both a novelist and short story writer, bola o only ever took to fiction following the birth of his son lautaro and only then to secure the financial well being of his family as a founding member of the infrarrealismo movement or visceral realists as they appear in the savage

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    Poetry that might champion my shadow in days to comewhen I ll be just a name not the man who wanderedwith empty pockets, worked in slaughterhouseson the old and on the new continent.I seek credibility not durability for the balladsI composed in honor of very real girls.After Novel Explosives I needed something to clear the air of cordite These Beat ish ruminations certainly cleansed, if

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    For Bolano completists and Beat aficionados who want to read post Beat poetry set in Barcelona by day and distant lands across the Atlantic by night Gulped it down thanks to plentiful white space, only occasionally glancing at the Spanish on the left page Skimmed People Walking Away since I d read it when published solo as Antwerp of note at the end Bolano namechecks Burroughs as its clear infl

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    I didn t want to be done reading this The good news is that although I ve turned the last page, and closed this book that has been haunting my dreams and memories and everyday experiences ever since I opened it, I do not feel like I m done reading it I struggle to write eloquently or seriously about Bolano, mainly because a lot of his writing s impact whether poetry or fiction on me is pure gut level

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    I am grateful for three masterpieces, all of which I had read earlier, Autumn in Gerona, Mexican Manifesto and The Neochileans This is probably the last Bolano work that one should read, after all the prose has been devoured and a journey for its poetic center is felt as necessary The center is, of course, a void It hits you in the most ridiculous moment,when you are asking leave the house or pay the

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    I ve had The Unknown University by my side for a months now and this journey has finally come to an end I seem to be terrible at parting ways with books that spend so long a time with me that they just become intimate, and this one did I ve always looked up to Bola o and I ve always found his prose poetry to have reached so close to greatness that they are almost synonymous To simply put it, I m very sad to have fi

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    As much as I find the commodification of Bola o by western media conglomerates into a sort of cottage industry rather offensive, it is delightful to find the Bola o universe still expanding Just when I had reluctantly resigned myself to the fact that I would never again be able to read Bola o s great novels, but would instead have to re read them, a friend gave me this handsome book as a birthday present Over 700 pages lo

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    Any honest collection of poetry and what should poetry be but honest will readlike a collection of who its author is than like what its author is capable of This isn t such a radical pronouncement, obviously It might even be wrong But that, also, is what poetry is A willingness to be wrong in an attempt, not to be right, but to and if I had somehonest way to express this I would find a little bit of truth I ve heard others say t

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    If you ve read Bolano s oeuvre and you enjoyed both his prose and poetry than you are in for a treat A collection of poetry and vignettes with familiar scenarios and characters that appear through out his novels and poems I d suggest reading the author s notes and brief history of the book that appear at the end of the book early on in your reading just to give you a reference point of these writings Good stuff and something I may go back to

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