By (author) Roberto Bolano, Translated by Natasha Wimmer

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  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 180mm x 13mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0811217175
  • ISBN 13: 9780811217170
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 160,121

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As Bolano s friend and literary executor, Ignacio Echevarria, once suggested, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolano s fictional universe. Reading this novel, the reader is present at the birth of Bolano s enterprise in prose: all the elements are here, highly compressed, at the moment when his talent explodes. From this springboard which Bolano chose to publish in 2002, twenty years after he d written it ( and even that I can t be certain of ) as if testing out a high dive, he would plunge into the unexplored depths of the modern novel. Antwerp s fractured narration in 54 sections voices from a dream, from a nightmare, from passers by, from an omniscient narrator, from Roberto Bolano all speak moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone."

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