Title: THE THIRD REICH: A NOVEL - Scarce Fine Copy ...
Publisher: London, England: Picador, 2011
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 277 pages. Published in 2011. Posthumous publication of the author's unpublished novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom as a Slipcased Hardcover Edition. Published in a small and limited special print run that was not be reissued once all of the copies were sold. The First British Edition is a softcover original only. The Slipcased Hardcover Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Picador: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. Hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in London to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Slipcased Harcover Edition, Roberto Bolano's "El Tercer Reich" in a felicitous English translation. His serial novel, published as one complete volume. Discovered among Bolano's papers in 2009, he wrote it in 1989, but never published it in his lifetime. Why he did not will remain a mystery because it is "vintage-quintessential" Bolano. "From the first sentence, the novel bears his hallmarks. The irony, the atmosphere of erotic anxiety, the dream logic shading into nightmare, the feckless, unreliable narrator; all prefigure his later work. The young novelist must have been exhilarated, and possibly alarmed, to discover his talent so fully formed" (Lorin Stein). "Bolano makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world" (The London Guardian). "When I read Bolano I think: Everything is possible again" (Nicole Krauss). 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 British Slipcased Hardcover Edition 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 0330510541. Bookseller Inventory # 17063
Synopsis: Shortly after becoming the German war-games champion, Udo Berger and his girlfriend, Ingeborg, holiday on the Costa Brava. There they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, and a band of shady locals who introduce them to the darker side of life in the town. Then, late one night, Charly disappears without a trace, and Udo's well-ordered life is thrown into upheaval ...Frightened, Udo refuses to leave, even after Ingeborg returns home, and his increasingly feverish dreams push him into delirium. As everything slips beyond his grasp, he attempts to re-assert himself by engaging the enigmatic and severely disfigured El Quemado -- a foreigner who lives in a Spartan burrow on the beach -- in a days-long match of his favourite war game, Third Reich. But, too late to stop the madness, he realizes that the consequences of this game are much more serious than he ever imagined. Combining the exhilaration of The Savage Detectives with the darkness of his later work, The Third Reich -- Bolano's first new novel since the epic 2666 -- is a visceral book exploring memory, madness and violence. It is both the perfect way to discover the dazzling genius of Roberto Bolano and an unmissable addition to the oeuvre for those who already have.
About the Author: Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. He is the author of The Savage Detectives, which received the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.
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