Tag Archives: Roberto Bolaño

Make America Read Again

The True Flag book

Sadly, the news cycle has been laden with reports and opinings relating to the nightmare Bedlamite regime that hastens over the American Empire.

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November 2011 Reading List: Peter Matthiessen, Roberto Bolano, Lauren Oliver, Jonathan Franzen

Robert Birnbaum is reading The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville, and The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart.

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A Zing, Even

This line became even more depressing to read after Disch himself joined the ranks of poet-suicides in 2008 — the more so since I never detected any threat of such a thing in anything Disch himself wrote anything.

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No Perfect Novels

The impossibility of perfection is part of the appeal of novel-writing, and in this, writing resembles life.

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