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    DescriptionAs through a crack in the wall, By Night in Chile's single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of Church and State in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novel Roberto Bolano's first work available in English recounts the tale of a poor boy who wanted to be a poet, but ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and a conservative literary critic, a sort of lap dog to the rich and powerful cultural elite, in whose villas he encounters Pablo Neruda and Ernst Junger. Father Urrutia is offered a tour of Europe by agents of Opus Dei (to study "the disintegration of the churches," a journey into realms of the surreal); and ensnared by this plum, he is next assigned after the destruction of Allende the secret, never-to-be-disclosed job of teaching Pinochet, at night, all about Marxism, so the junta generals can know their enemy. Soon, searingly, his memories go from bad to worse. Heart-stopping and hypnotic, By Night in Chile marks the American debut of an astonishing writer."


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    Title
    By Night in Chile
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roberto Bolano, Translated by Chris Andrews
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811215473
    ISBN 10: 0811215474
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 863.64
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74, 35
    B&T Approval Code: P24102801
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ8098.12.O38 N6313 2003B, PQ8098.412
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    21 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    In Chris Andrews's lucid translation, Bolano's febrile narrative tack and occasional surrel touches bring to mind the classics of Latin American magic realism; his cerebral protagonist and nonfiction borrowings are reminiscent of Thomas Bernhard and W. G. Sebald. The novel, Bolano's first to be translated into English, is at once occasion for celebration and for mourning. "