The secret of evil

by Roberto Bolaño

Hardcover, 2012

Status

Available

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Publication

New York : New Directions Pub., 2012.

Description

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 ofNazi Literature in the Americas and2666) 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 posthumousSecret of Evil extend the intricate, single web that is the work of Roberto Bolano.… (more)

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LibraryThing member jorgearanda
Even Bolaño's unfinished stories are better than most others.

Language

Original language

Spanish

Barcode

11303
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