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- نهر رائع من المشاعر، تأمّل مدهش، خيال آسر. "ليل تشيلي " عمل شديد الأصالة والتفرّد: رواية معاصرة كُتِبَت لتحتل مكانة عالية في الأدب العالمي.
(سوزان سونتاج)
- أعمال بولانيو مدهشة، متعددة الرؤى، لا يمكن تصنيفها، تجعل منه أحد أهم أبناء جيله من كتاب أمريكا اللاتينية.
(جريدة لوموند)
- أفضل أبناء جيله. إنه يتحول إلى أسطورة بسرعة النيازك.
(نيويورك تايمز)
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سباستيان أوروتيا لاكروا،
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320 pages
Published (first published 2000)
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s.penkevich
Sordel, Sordello, which Sordello?

Literature is like phosphorus,’ wrote Roland Barthes, ‘it shines with its maximum brilliance at the moment when it attempts to die.’ This view of literature existing at the precipice of the posthumous comes alive through Roberto Bolaño's Father Sebastian Urrutia and his deathbed confessions that make up the long night of By Night in Chile. Told in a single continuous paragraph—a style that hints with the flavor of Thomas Bernhard—Bolaño keeps the pressure and te
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Mike Puma

Reread. Re-5-starred. Reviewed, if ever so slightly.

But first, the obligatory digression.

Out, damned Scot! Out!—Lady Shakesbeth, wherever it was she said such things.

A fitful night’s recollections of a not quite literary life, a not quite political life, a not quite religious life—historically situated (Pinochet’s Chile), fantastically relived and recounted, sometimes at a meandering pace, other times at feverish pace, with belt-fondling, falconry, and pigeonshit. How postmodern can one get?

Abre

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Daniel
Nov 19, 2011 Daniel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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What I have come to appreciate reading Bolaño's book is the fact that he takes you on several small journeys getting you from plot-point to plot-point. You almost don't realize that he is doing it until you finish one of these tangents and get led carefully back to the main storyline. That Bolaño trusts his talents enough to introduce characters that are only there to make a single point, that they exist in the novel just to die or to cease to exist just so some small nuance of Chile, the Church ...more
Kris
In Bolaño's stream of consciousness narrative, he presents the deathbed confessions of Father Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix, a Jesuit in Chile who also wrote as a literary critic and a poet. Through a spellbinding combination of feverish memories and anecdotes, dreams and nightmares recalled, and desperate justifications of past actions and inaction, Father Sebastián leads the reader through an evocative and disturbing picture of life and art in Pinochet's Chile. I found the novel mesmerizing. In on ...more
MJ Nicholls
Jan 28, 2012 MJ Nicholls marked it as dropped  ·  review of another edition
Oh shut up, Roberto. SHUT. UP. What is this cobblers? Why do you want me to read the rambling deathbed memoir of a Chilean priest who can’t let a sentence end and couldn’t find a paragraph break in a tower of cassocks? Why don’t you establish this character as an actual character? Why did you write a list of scenes or incidents that might be used in future novels instead of, to quote The Guardian—“a beautifully written analysis of Chilean literary life?” It gives me no pleasure to play devil’s a ...more
Jonfaith
There are a pair of immediate observations concerning By Night in Chile. The first involvees its lyrical quality; this is more a cycle of poems than mere standard novella. Episodes unfold and the focus clips along back to the Narrator, who isn't as unreliable as I first guessed. The second acute sense from the book is one of dread. There are a number of darkened hallways, closed doors, and isolated hilltops in the book. One gathers gradually that it isn't sage to look around too closely.

Confinin
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Sarah ( Paris )

"أنا ، الإنسان الذي صنعَ اسماً على نحوٍ ما ، بل اسمان ، أحدهما مشهور ، وبعضُ الأعداء والكثير من الأصدقاء .."

هذا أفضل تقديم لشخصية بطل الرواية وعلى لسانه أيضاً .
القس سباستيان أوروتيا لاكروا ، الأديب والشاعر والناقد ، ذو النزعة التشكيكية ، والميال للإرتياب والمتصالح معَ نفسه إلى حدٍ ما ، "كنت في سلامٍ مع نفسي ، صامتْ وفي سلام " ، يأتي ماضيه ويلاحقه .فهو مصمم على وجود عدو "يهلوس بوجوده" يطلق عليه اسم " الشاب الهرم ".
وهو يحتضر يحكي قصصاً من الأدب والتاريخ و السياسة وعن تشيلي ..
في شبابه تعرف على ناقد
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Fatema Hassan , bahrain




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هنا حرق للأحداث لا يُنصح به لمن لم يقرأ الرواية بعد .


" إخلع الشعر المستعار " تشيستيرتون
الروح الوطنية الأصيلة تقابلها النزعة التشكيكية في فضح كل دخيل في عالم الأدب .. هكذا يباغتنا بولانيو

الروائي التشيلي روبرتو بولانيو بعد قراءة روايته " التعويذة " للمرة الثانية يتسرب من بين يداي كلما حاولت استجماعه / فهو ماء الأدب / بنسقه المشتت بين حكايا وأحلام وكوابيس لا تملك إلا أن تستثنيه عن المجموعة اللاتينية وعن واقعيتهم السحرية فهو يحلق عالياً ك صقور روايته ليصطاد الحمام الذي يلوث الكنائس بالفضلات ،
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Amir
سختی خوندن کتابهای بولانو برمیگرده به دو چیز. یکی اینکه بولانو راوی شاعرها و نویسندههای شیلی هست. طبیعتا کسی که با این ادبیات آشنایی نداشته باشه نمیتونه ارجاعات مسلسلوار کتابهاش رو درک کنه. از طرف دیگه نثر خود بولانو نثر مکلفی هست و هیچوقت به ساده و بیپرده گفتن تن نمیده. هر دو تای این عوامل باعث میشن بولانو نویسندهی «سختخوان»ی باشه.

ارجاعات کتاب رو خوب متوجه نشدم. تا نصفههای کتاب داشتم مدام این سوال رو میپرسیدم که چرا دارم این کتاب رو میخونم تا اینکه از نیمهها به بعد و با شروع سفر راوی کشیش و من
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Abailart
I thought this very good. It's my first encounter with this writer, and although I have seen reviews suggesting his 'difficulty', I have no hesitation in recommending this to anybody. (I thank Mike Puma for suggesting it as probably the most suitable introduction to the author).

It's very rich and dense, with startling images and cross-cutting motifs; many extratextual references too, but I hardly think they matter at this stage. Later, I will return to read the book again, as one will return to
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Julie
A very memorable, powerful book that asks the very difficult but important question: what is the relevance (if any) of literature to Real Life, especially when said Real Life involves political turmoil? (Specifically a military coup when people are being tortured and killed in basements while literary parties are taking place upstairs.) Is it brave and wise to read Thucycides and Plato when a democratically elected president is being overthrown, or just stupid and detached? With this novella, na ...more
El Avestruz Liado
Does the world needs another review of "By Night in Chile"? Of course not, so let me just give a few pieces of advice for the prospective reader:

- Try to allow yourself some time to read it in a single sit. The book is structured as a single paragraph, so you better read it with as few interruptions as possible.

- The first third is rather slow, the very beginning is nice but then it goes into mincing Chilean literature. I guess most of you will recognize some names like Neruda, Parra and Donoso
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Erial Noreste
Difícil para los que no son chilenos saber que los personajes de esta novela se inspiran en dos instituciones fácticas de la literatura chilena del S.XX: Ibañes Langlois (Urrutia Lacroix), sacerdote del Opus Dei y crítico literario sin contrapeso durante la dictadura; y Alone (Farewell), Hernán Díaz Arrieta, otro crítico conservador "irrefutable", antecesor del primero.

Asimismo lo narrado en la novela no es más que una ficción sobre hechos y personajes estrictamente reales. Hechos que constituye
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Teo
Čitati Bolanjov roman Čile noću je vrlo uznemirujuće iskustvo pod uslovom da roman ne čitate kao moralističko–politički pamflet, niti kao knjigu koja se bavi isključivo životom dalekog nam Čilea. Poetski nadahnuto i formalno upečatljivo. Čile noću je jedan od onih kratkih tekstova u kojem ne biste želeli da promenite nijednu reč.

Roman je ostvaren kao ispovest katoličkog sveštenika, Sebastijan Lakroa, koji u jednom intenzivnom dahu, verovatno na samrtničkoj postelji, pokušava da sagleda, objasni
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Andrew
How does an individual become complicit with fascism? Especially a supposedly sensitive, intelligent individual? Much like in Istvan Szabo's film Mephisto, an artistic-minded type becomes seduced by the advantages that come with being a collaborator. Father Lacroix, like so many Chileans of his generation, he tells himself a million lies and reassurances in a futile attempt to escape the darkness of his situation. More Gothic than either 2666 or The Savage Detectives, this is a thoroughly powerf ...more
Matt
A failed poet gone Jesuit priest is introduced to Chile's literary elite and, from there, is swept into Opus Dei and the collaborative persecutions of the church and the Pinochet regime. Bolano's criticism of aesthetic intelligensia unfolds at first gradually, then in a torrent of disturbing fury as the plot rapidly darkens. The deep pit yawns before the protagonist as he tells the wife of a torturer to pray while running his fingers along the spines of his favorite books on her shelf. This seem ...more
Lee
Hovered between three and four stars but the super-bold/perfect last line thoroughly cocked it up to four, plus I'll need to read it again in a single sitting (or two) instead of several. Dull at times (not dull - like watching a perfect snowfall while sitting on a slow-moving train, mesmerizing like that) but sometimes trained falcons protect cathedrals from pigeons and their shit (ah! the last line is even better now!). Long sentences, steady tone, recollected in uneasy tranquility, like Bernh ...more
Sarah
14/10 - Goodness! This whole book, all 118 pages of it is one long chapter, and one loooong paragraph. There isn't a single break in the text from beginning to end. This is slightly annoying because there is absolutely no natural place to put the book down, you just have to stop in the middle of the paragraph. It's also slightly intimidating to look at, just a huge block of seemingly never-ending text (never-ending despite the fact that it's only 118 pages long). To be continued...

Later - The pl
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Cynthia
I just read this amazing book again. I still can't find the words to describe its power. I feel I could read it over and over again, and never cease to be stunned by this writer's talent.
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Reverie surfaces months, no, years after my last reading. It is mixing meanings together in a whirl: it is Roberto Bolaño's recipe for writing.

By Night in Chile is "about": the uncertainty that is bred from the chaos of terror; the often tyrannical nature of poetry, which is known only to poets and priests; t
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Dayes Mohammed
لا يختلف موضوع هذه الرواية عن موضوع رواية بولانيو تعويذة ، فالحضور السياسي و ما يخلفه القمع و الانقلاب العسكري في المجتمع يحضر هنا أيضاً بقوة لكن يختلف المكان فهنا تشيلي لا المكسيك ، و هنا مثقف متواطئ مع السلطة القمعية لمعارض يتخفى و يحاول تذكير الناس بحرياتهم ، بل على العكس هنا معضلة المثقف المتواطئ الذي يجد نفسه و قد فرغت من الحياة و صارت أقرب إلى الموت ، و في محاولة من النظام لاستعادة روح المثقفين المتواطئين يبدأ سرد الحدث ، و الذي يحاول فيه المثقف تبرير فعلته لذاته رغم استحالة هذا الأمر في ن ...more
Proustitute
In this slim book, Bolaño manages to attack everything from the literati to religion, from politics to dissident desires, from memory and its unreliability to flat-out fabrications and historical inconsistencies.

The narrative voice here is really the technical vehicle that navigates the reader, and it's at this that Bolaño succeeds in such a wonderfully brilliant and uncharted way. While at times reminiscent of Dostoevsky's Underground Man or Camus's Clamence, or perhaps the comparison is solely
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Lissette
"By Night in Chile" has pains and memories that wash up and phase out with such knowningness and readiness, that seem to contradict only a linear form of time, in which Bolaño was sure not to make. It takes a sort of perspective that is willing to not run over the events while reading, to accept what is to be known instead by Father Urrutia to gather not a story with an ending, but a person's life as it oscillates through uneven measures of extreme emotions, but emotions and feelings that are la ...more
Jim
Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix is a Chilean priest with literary pretensions. He visits a literary critic by the name of Farewell and is surprised to see the poet Pablo Neruda there. Although the novel begins with the priest on his deathbed, he is still a young man when we first meet up with him. It is the 1950s, and the priest, writing under the pen name Father Ibacache manages to develop a literary reputation of sorts -- though we never see him in his priestly duties ...

Until two shadowy fig
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Noce
Ci siamo mancati per un soffio

Caldeggiato vivamente da un amico anobiano, ho scoperto Roberto Bolaño.

È vero che se un amico al bar ci chiedesse di raccontar-ci, cioè di raccontar-gli la nostra vita dalla nascita, una volta iniziato, dopo l’esitazione dei primi anni in cui dobbiamo affidarci alla memoria dei nostri genitori, saremmo un fiume in piena.

Nessuna meraviglia quindi nello scoprire che Notturno cileno, è un flusso costante di passato e presente perpetuo.

Dovrebbero starne alla larga tutt
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Tina
So I have this friend who writes books. He used to read books too, until one day he found himself in a relationship and stopped. He told me once that I would probably like his last book, the conversation went something like:

Me: Bitch, when did you publish this last book, and why don't I have a copy?
M: A few months ago....
Me: What is it about?
M: You know, stream of consciousness...
Me: Man, you are so sick in the head, I don't ever want to read a book about your issues.
M: You'll love it.

But anyway
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matt
Really caught on for me in the last half of the book. Bolano gives his character an added depth, rather than keeping him as a cipher and more passive observer of the unsettling, surreal, rather morbid circumstances in which he is surrounded.

Once the horrific core of what he's been a part of (and privy to) becomes more and more apparent, his ethical and spiritual weakness becomes more pronounced and all the more human and (it must be said) pathetic.

Is there a conclusion? Is there a conclusion?
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Mike
May 09, 2013 Mike rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all you fuckers
Dying priest looks back on his life which as it turns out is full of metaphors. Written like a tornado or maybe a pack of rabid wolves, it comes across fast and hard — probably best read in one sitting (you can do it).

Before I get carried away and start nailing Bolaño's corpse to the sky so he can luminate with other dead heroes, I should instead tell you about a film I saw last night. In it a mutant submits to a special process in which ultra-strong metal is bonded to his bones (including these
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Qais
لغة بولانيو جميلة، وأن تكتب رواية في أكثر من 150 صفحة.. دون أن تضمنها فواصل أو سكتات، أو تقسمها إلى فصول، تكتبها هكذا كتلة واحدة، سالباً من القارئ تلك اللحظات التي يأخذ فيها نفساً كلما أنهى جزءً من العمل. مغامراً بطريقة كتابة هي أخصب في صناعة الملل، إلا أن الرواية لم تشعرني بذلك، بل كانت كنهر جاري وضعت عليه مركبك وسلمته نفسك فقرر أن يأخذك في رحلة. هذا يبرهن على جودة لغتك وسردك.

الرواية ليست ممتعة، وهذا جلي وواضح، ولكن أيفترض بهذا العمل تحديداً أن يكون ممتعاً؟ وهو الذي يؤرخ لفترة ضياع الأدب في تشي
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Jacob
This deathbed confession/justification/apology of a Jesuit priest and literary critic, Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix, is as described by others here already, an indictment of the Chilean literary establishment for its complicities and silences before, during, and after the rise of the Pinochet junta. Appropriately, then, three of the European poets who haunt Fr. Urrutia's recollections are Sordello, Dante Alighieri, and Ezra Pound, poets who were maybe too much a part of their times. Pablo Neruda ma ...more
Xavier
Nocturno de Chile (2000) es un libro sobre la memoria‚ recordamos por que olvidamos‚ y nos justificamos alrededor de los hechos que guardamos en la memoria. «Ahora me muero‚ pero tengo muchas cosas que decir todavía. Estaba en paz conmigo mismo. Mudo y en paz. Pero de improviso surgieron las cosas. Ese joven envejecido es el culpable. Yo estaba en paz. Ahora no estoy en paz» Así inicia el monólogo de 150 páginas del cura y poeta Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix‚ miembro del Opus Dei y crítico literario ...more
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For most of his early adulthood, Bolaño was a vagabond, living at one time or another in Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, France and Spain.

Bolaño moved to Europe in 1977, and finally made his way to Spain, where he married and settled on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona, working as a dishwasher, a campground custodian, bellhop and garbage collector — working during the day and writing at night.

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