1st Printing. 145 pages. Published in 2012. Collection of the author's unfinished writings. One of the most significant literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book also marks the very first collaboration between Chris Andrews and Natasha Wimmer, Roberto Bolano's indefatigable (and heroic) translators in English. Presents Roberto Bolano's "The Secret of Evil" in a felicitous English translation. It is the ultimate posthumous tribute to Roberto Bolano's genius, a collection of fragments, unfinished pieces he left behind that were found in his computer after his death. That they ostensibly "extend the intricate, single web that is the work of Roberto Bolano" does not mean they cohere, but rather that Bolano's devoted readers have to have in published form every last scrap of paper Bolano wrote on. Considering how much Roberto Bolano now means to contemporary literature, they are not wrong to be so loyal and grateful. "The real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0811218155. Bookseller Inventory #
A collection that gathers everything Bolano was working on before his untimely death.
A North American journalist in Paris is woken at 4 a.m. by a mysterious caller with urgent information. For V. S. Naipaul the prevalence of sodomy in Argentina is a symptom of the nation?s political ills. Daniela de Montecristo (familiar to readers of Nazi Literature in the Americas and 2666) recounts the loss of her virginity. Arturo Belano returns to Mexico City and meets the last disciples of Ulises Lima, who play in a band called The Asshole of Morelos. Belano?s son Gerónimo disappears in Berlin during the Days of Chaos in 2005. Memories of a return to the native land. Argentine writers as gangsters. Zombie schlock as allegory...
The various pieces in the posthumous Secret of Evil extend the intricate, single web that is the work of Roberto Bolano.
About the Author:
Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed ?by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time? (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times),? and as ?the real thing and the rarest? (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the extremely prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He was widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation. He wrote nine novels, two story collections, and five books of poetry, before dying in July 2003 at the age of 50.
The poet Chris Andrews teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he is a member of the Writing and Society Research Center. He has translated books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions.
Title: THE SECRET OF EVIL - Scarce Pristine Copy of...
Publisher: New York City, NY: New Directions
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
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