Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano, translated by Chris Andrews

Roberto Bolano’s Nazi Literature in the Americas is an encyclopedic look at a fictional literary movement.  Novelists, poets, short story writers, magazine editors and publishers are all given detailed entries covering their lives and work.  Minor figures and publications are listed in the appendices at the back.  Even the least significant fictional fascist author is included, lovingly, even reverently described. Is Mr. Bolano playing a … Continue reading Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano, translated by Chris Andrews

The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

I always get the sense that Roberto Bolano is up to no good.  He’s doing something very sneaky in his novels, but I can’t quite pin down what it is. The Third Reich is my third Roberto Bolano novel, after The Savage Detectives  and Nazi Literature in the Americas.  This is what I’ve noticed. In all three of these novels Mr. Bolano deals with a set of … Continue reading The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer