Antwerp

Antwerp

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Written when he was only twenty-seven, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolano's fictional universe. This novel presents the genesis 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.

Voices speak from a dream, from a nightmare, from passersby, from an omniscient narrator, from "Roberto Bolano." Antwerp's fractured narration in fifty-four sections moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 114 x 180 x 10mm | 75g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811219917
  • 9780811219914
  • 453,279

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Written when he was only twenty-seven, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bola o s
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Never less than mesmerizing. "
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2,843 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 21% (592)
4 34% (972)
3 32% (905)
2 10% (286)
1 3% (88)
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