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The Unknown University by Roberto Bolaño
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The Unknown University

by Roberto Bolaño

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At the moment I can safely say I prefer The Savage Detectives, which is the only book of his I've read so far. Although many of the poems are funny, frank, bawdy, and capacious in the manner of his prose in TSD, the poems don't grab me. Or I don't get them. There's no pull, no push, just tedium. I'm really not sure why but it feels like an effort to read at this point in time.
  subabat | Mar 19, 2018 |
Bolaño saw himself as a poet first and foremost, and his poetry feeds his prose beautifully, but as this collection shows he was far more accomplished as a prose writer. ( )
  jorgearanda | Jul 13, 2009 |
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Detta är alltså den Roberto Bolaño som mest liknar den han själv såg sig som: bohemen, revolutionspoeten, kosmopoliten som flackar runt i Sydamerika och Sydeuropa, fattig men passionerad.
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”Det okända universitetet” överraskar, imponerar, griper tag, fascinerar. Under läsningen slås jag av att även diktaren Bolaño är en sagolik berättare. Boken pekar fram mot hans romankonst.
 
Trots en ojämn första del, finns det all anledning att läsa många av de här dikterna för sin egen skull. Inte sällan blir jag så uppspelt och inspirerad att det är svårt att fortsätta läsa – av den enkla anledningen att jag själv vill skriva.

 
Det slår gnistor om den dialogiska friktionen mellan idéer och handlingar, ord och illdåd, sexualitet och åldrande, gnistor som tänder en präriebrand som släcks av vindens / förtryckets sandridå för att blossa upp åter och åter på en flickas läppar.

 
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Collects the poetic works of the Chilean author, including works of prose poetry, fiction in verse, and pieces that defy categorization.

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