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Woes of the true policeman (edition 2012)

by Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer

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Member:LouHope
Title:Woes of the true policeman
Authors:Roberto Bolaño
Other authors:Natasha Wimmer
Info:New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
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Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolaño

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Assorted scraps. We see parallels to 2666 - the writer Arcimboldi, the professor Amalfitano, long stretches of murders written in starchy newspaper prose. As incomplete and muddled as these fragments are, they might have been part of the great [b:2666|63032|2666|Roberto Bolaño|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328038189s/63032.jpg|3294830], and are therefore of interest to the Bolaño fan or the completist.

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  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
Esta novela inacabada de Bolano repite algunos de los temas de otras obras anteriores. El protagonista es un profesor de filosofia, viudo, con una hija adolescente, que descubre, a sus cincuenta anos, su bisexualidad. La trama se desarrolla en Barcelona y en Mejico, aunque el protagonista rememora episodios de su vida anterior que tuvo mucho de itinerante. La poesia, la literatura, la vida de frontera, el desarraigo, y algunos episodios que rozan la literatura fantastica, son algunos de los elementos centrales de la novela. ( )
  alalba | Apr 25, 2011 |
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Follows Amalfitano, exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter, as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town, that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.… (more)

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