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The Romantic Dogs by Roberto Bolaño
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Nov 19, 2008

really liked it
Read in October, 2009

Just picked this up and read about half on the walk home. Facing originals are a real treat as Bolaño's work is so hard to get in the original. Buy the book as a twofer -- it's Los Perros Romanticos AND The Romantic Dogs, though I have yet to find Forest Gander's promised 'fist fucking' and 'feet fucking' "in a poem that also mentions Pascal," so I'm a bit worried New Directions put out a slimmed-down, censored-for-Palin-voters version. I'll report more fully once finished.

So far my impressions are:

1. Laura Healey's translations are really good.
2. I'm pretty sure "mientras se corría" is "while she was coming" not "while escaping."
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Andrew Your interpretation of 'mientras se corria' is indeed accurate.


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