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Woes of the true policeman (edition 2012)

by Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer

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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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IZ KATALKOGA KGZ-a: "Glavni je lik ovog romana-projekta, kojega je autor pisao petnaestak godina, pedesetogodišnji sveučilišni profesor i udovac Amalfitan. U romanu se pojavljuje i njegova sedamnaestogodišnja kćerka Rosa kao i Archimboldi, amater pijanist, pisac, mađioničar i student, pjesnik i homoseksualac Padilla, Amalfitanov ljubavnik. Ipak, Bolano dodjeljuje ulogu pravog "policajca" čitatelju (njegova je muka u tome da nastoji urediti ovaj roman). Posebnost ovoga kompleksnog i slojevitog romana o Zlu, nasilju i političnosti je što uključuje i elemente i iz drugih Bolanovih djela."

TAGOVI KGZ-as:
pisci - književna tema
sveučilišni profesori - književna tema
homoseksualnost - književna tema
meksiko - mjesto radnje
očevi i kćeri - književna tema
udovci - književna tema
masovna ubojstva - književna tema
postmoderna proza (Čile)

Na nekakvim pjesničkim kružocima mladi pjesnik Padilla, 17 god., priđe Oscaru Amalfitanu, koji mu je bio profesor. Amalfitano, udovac, 50 god., tad je prvi put spavao s muškarcem. Prof. Carerra, s kojim se posjećuje povremeno, priopćuje mu da mora otići s fakulteta jer se pročulo za odnos s maloljetnim Padillom. Horacio Guerra, također sveuč. prof. i pisac, 50... Amalfitano živi s kćeri Rosom. Prihvatio je posao u Meksiku. Padilla mu piše kako ima novog ljubavnika, 28 god., oca troje djece. A. ne spominje svog novog ljubavnika, Castilla. Imao je grupni seks s Padillom i njegovim prijateljima. Mladi Castillo je krivotvoritelj slika. Amalifitanu nedostaje Padilla, s kojim se dopisuje, no Padilli A., čini se, baš i ne. On se bavi stvaranjem pjesničkih kružoka i revolucija u književnosti. Rosa se dopisuje s Carrerinim sinom. Zaljubljen je u nju. Rosa saznaje mj.dana nakon selidbe u Mex.da je otac gay. Ne zeli razg.o tome. Prepricavaju se romani Arcimboldija.
V.dio: Ubojice iz Sonore. Pancho Monje, 17 g., ima obavijesni razg.s insp. Pedrom Negreteom, koji ga je predao Patu Cochraneu. Cochrane mu je dao revolver i Pancho je trebao biti tjelesni čuvar žene Gabriela Salazara. Panchova majka bila je šesta generacija žena u istojoj obitelji, koje su silovaqne i koje su se sve zvale Marija Exposito. Pedro i Pablo Negrete, blizanci. Pedro je bio policajac koji je ulijevao strahopoštovanje, a Pablo je studirao filozofiju. Pedro je postao komesar, a Pablo rektor. Pablo se javio Pedru 6 sati nakon što je upoznao Amalfitana, zbog lošeg predosjećaja u vezi s njim, i tražio od brata njegove podatke iz policije. Pedro reče Panchu da mora pratiti Amalfitana nekoliko dana i dati mu podroban izvještaj. Prof. Isabel Aguilar zaljubljena je u Amalfitana, još otkad mu je žena bila živa. Htjela mu je iizjaviti ljubav, ali dotuklo ju je kad joj je vrata otvorila prelijepa Amalfitanova žena, puna sreće i samopouzdanja. Tad se sprijateljila s njom. Sadašnej vrijeme: Padilla u pismu javlja Amalfitanu da ima sidu i da će uskoro umrijeti. U blizini Salazarove tvornice nađena je još jedna djevojka, 17 god., prerezanoga vrata. Tjedan dana kasnije još jedna. Obje su silovane i ozljeđivane.
Gumaro je uvodio Pancha u policijski posao.
Isabel ispriča Amalfitanu kako je upoznala nekog Teksašanina koji je bio samo usamljen i htio tek razgovarati. Tako su proveli dan, a ujutro ga nije bilo.
Padilla je u bolnici upoznao sestru gay narkomana, koja se zove Elisa i dila drogu. Sprijateljili su se. Stariji brat već joj je umro, sad će i ovaj.
Amalfitanovi testovi na sidu negativni su. Padilla mu ej poslao sinopsis svoga romana Bog homoseksualaca, koji eje bio razočaranje, nekohorentan i besciljan. ( )
  rosenrot | Apr 25, 2016 |
Bolano is so many things at once – a fabulist, a man of lists, an author who uses humor and irony so deftly that it all becomes quite poetic. And he is also a man of many nooks and crannies who glories and delights in the many ways he can mine that vein of his own special literature – one he helps the reader create. If only he had been able to finish this book, if only he had lived a bit longer… ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
The knock on this book is that it was a half-finished work sent to market to exploit Bolanomania and that the work seems to cover ground more thoroughly explored in 2066 and Savage Detectives. I say a half finished Bolano is better than 99 percent of the 100 percent finished books out there. Once again, Armando Duran does a masterful job of giving life to Bolano's wild chases and doomed characters. ( )
  byebyelibrary | Oct 1, 2015 |
A strange volume; it covers ground covered far better in 2666 - in other words, the part about Amalfitano, turning him into a much more homosexual character. Some of this book is heavy going, but I'm glad I read it - it felt like I was suddenly in a parallel universe in which the masterful 2666 did not exist. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Nov 8, 2014 |
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 |
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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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