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By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño
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Dec 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: latin-america, e-book, chile, 21-century, favorites, dictator-novel
Read from March 09 to June 14, 2014

"Still his greatest work," says James Wood. I don't know if I agree, but this is certainly a book that has seen more labour than the rest. The writing routinely achieves the pedestals mounted by Kafka. The center is once again hidden, and the events of the novel and its symbolic architecture tease the reader with a hope that that center can be accessed. This is what happens in all Bolaño, but here its manifestations are less messy than elsewhere.
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03/08/2014 marked as: currently-reading
3.0% "And so we are already inside terror. This one is short, so the terro won't build up. How did Bolano ever expect any of his work to be read singly. His is a body of work in conversation with itself."
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