DISTANT STAR

  • Bolaño, Roberto
  • Editorial: NEW DIRECTIONS

Sinopsis

The melancholy folklore of exile pervades this novel, which describes the divergent paths of three young Chilean poets around the time of Pinochet’s coup. At university, the unnamed narrator and his friend are fascinated by a mysterious new member of their poetry workshop. Alberto Ruiz-Tagle is «serious, well mannered, a clear thinker,» but his poems seem false, as if his true work were yet to be revealed. It becomes apparent that this is literally the case when Allende’s government falls: as an Air Force officer for the new regime, he becomes famous for writing nationalist slogans in the sky. (The left-wing narrator, now in jail, reads them from his prison yard.) Bolano’s spare prose lends his narrator’s account a chilly precisionas if the detachment of his former classmate had become his country’s, and his own. Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker

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Título:
DISTANT STAR
Autor:
Bolaño, Roberto
Editorial:
NEW DIRECTIONS
ISBN:
9780811215862
Precio:
N/A

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  • Editorial: NEW DIRECTIONS
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