by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Natasha Wimmer
Roberto Bolaño deals with the horrors that the seventies and subsequent decades have inflicted on Latin America. A National Book Critics Circle Award winner; a ‘book of the year’ in The New York Times, Time magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and New York Magazine—among others. In the words of The Washington Post, “With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist’s place in it. Bolaño has joined the immortals.”
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