Antwerp (New Directions Pearls) [Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bolano’s radical first novel makes. Jonathan Gibbs grapples with Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño. Antwerp’s signature elements – crimes and campgrounds, drifters and poetry, sex and love, corrupt cops and misfits – mark this, his first novel, as pure Bolaño.

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Electric fences and cows grazing behind them. So I will end with something of a spoiler, the reason why Antwerp is called Antwerp: I did believe in antwefp gestures.

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This is the kind of book that reminds me of that type of feeling in oneself, but which when one see’s on display from someone else, especially when it is so artfully created that one can just savor the beauty of it, even if the atnwerp flaws of youth can be seen on each and every page.

Niente, neppure una reminiscenza. This “novel”‘s just short. Dec 19, Tanuj Solanki rated it liked it Shelves: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. A session of covert finger-buggery really jumped out!


It has the feel of literary experimentation, full of stops and starts in a quick series of sketches, with bursts of risk-taking that are just held in check. The camera zooms in: You thought so, I know.

It will become a friend who will always offer something fresh to the conversation. I recommend reading it in one go, as it’s short enough to do that. Quick cuts within paragraphs consistently derailed my attention not necessarily Fragmented abstract notes sometimes complete with cinematographic direction for the most pretentious art film ever made? In an interview, Bolano had declared his children to be his true motherland.

Naturally, I met interesting people, some of them the product of my own hallucinations. In any case, it is the epitome of a secondary work: The cops are tired now and all they need is a fuck.

Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño – review

Set up a giveaway. It’s a killing, necessary business.

Monday 31 December Because once we are gone all that bloano are the stories, anecdotes like metaphors that build towards an impression of personality which seem like fiction due to the undeniable degree of exaggeration or polishing in order to drive home a more antweep point.


In rapid succession, he published a series of critically acclaimed works, the most important of which are the novel Los detectives salvajes The Savage Detectivesthe novella Nocturno de Chile By Night In Chileand, posthumously, the novel And no, I havnt read Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Let my boano be like the verses of by Leopardi that Daniel Biga recited on a Nordic bridge to gird himself with courage. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I wrote this book for the ghosts, who, because they’re outside of time, are the only ones with time.

Apr 23, Fabian rated it liked it. Ti lascerai alle spalle le immagini del dolore e del labirinto e dimenticherai.

I wrote this book for myself, and even that I can’t be sure of. See all 15 reviews. Frequently described as prose poetry, this is a fragmentary and surreal book filled with potent imagery. In-between fruit-picking jobs, other campgrounds.

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