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Roberto Bolano's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Andrews, Chris

9780231168069 - Roberto Bolano's Fiction: An Expanding Universe
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Artikelomschrijving

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed by literature in translation. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolanos work into English, explores the singular achievements of the authors 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 Bolanos 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. He begins with a consideration of the reception of Bolanos fiction in English translation, examining the reasons behind its popularity. Subsequent chapters explore aspects of Bolanos fictional universe and the political, ethical, and aesthetic values that shape it. Bolano emerges as the inventor of a prodigiously effective fiction-making system, a subtle handler of suspense, a chronicler of aimlessness, a celebrator of courage, an anatomist of evil, and a proponent of youthful openness.

Specificaties

Auteur Andrews, Chris
ISBN/EAN 9780231168069
Druk 1
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Artikelomschrijving

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed by literature in translation. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolanos work into English, explores the singular achievements of the authors 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 Bolanos 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. He begins with a consideration of the reception of Bolanos fiction in English translation, examining the reasons behind its popularity. Subsequent chapters explore aspects of Bolanos fictional universe and the political, ethical, and aesthetic values that shape it. Bolano emerges as the inventor of a prodigiously effective fiction-making system, a subtle handler of suspense, a chronicler of aimlessness, a celebrator of courage, an anatomist of evil, and a proponent of youthful openness.

Specificaties

Auteur Andrews, Chris
ISBN/EAN 9780231168069
Druk 1