1980sBolaño works odd jobs (nightwatchman, etc.) in Spain but also wins a literary prize for a co-authored novella. By the nineties, he makes his decision to earn a living from fiction.1992Diagnosed with liver disease.1996–2002Bolaño, said to be able to write for 48 hours straight, publishes on average a book a year. In 1998, Los Detectives Salvajes comes out in Spanish. He dies in 2003.
**As a young man Salvatico advocated, among other things, the re-establishment of the Inquisition; corporal punishment in public; a permanent war against the Chileans, the Paraguyans, or the Bolivians as a kind of gymnastics for the nation; polygamy; the extermination of the Indians to prevent further contamination of the Argentinian race; curtailing the rights of any citizen with Jewish blood; a massive influx of migrants from the Scandinavian countries in orderto effect a progressive lightening of the national skin color, darkened by years of promiscuity with the indigenous population; life-long writer's grants; the abolition of tax on artist's incomes; the creation of the largest air force in South America; the colonization of Antarctica; and the building of new cities in Patagonia.**His passage through literature left a trail of blood and several questions posed by a mute. It also left one or two silent replies.
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