Distant Star (Paperback)

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For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novelBy Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.") Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in theThe New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811215862
ISBN-10: 0811215865
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: December 17th, 2004
Pages: 149
Language: English