Once you've read the others, however, I'm certain you'll find it meaningful.
Bolano creates dozens of personalities, each with intricite details and interesting character traits that even a third-party (Bolano) can convey gently.
The Latin American fascists seem quite authentic, and it is impressive that Bolano gets right most of his USA references for his Yankee writers.
Bolano seems like someone who turned making fun of doomed, marginal writers into a sort of science. The venal, pathetic right wingers and the world they occupy in this book are... Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by jafrank
From founders of far right literary schools to all the genres,Roberto Bolano gives us the 'history' of nazi literature in North and Latin America! Read morePublished on March 17, 2011 by An admirer of Saul
Biographies of approximately 30 invented right-wing writers from Western Hemisphere countries. Two South American poets fight on the Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War;... Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Ilya
At first glance, this book does not appear to be a novel. Instead, it looks like a collection of richly detailed obituaries and bibliographic notes. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
... that appear at the ends of tunnels." "... literature, which is a surreptitious form of violence ..." "... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Giordano Bruno
"Nazi Literature in the Americas" is child's play. Anyone who possesses the literary and historical breadth to understand the author's meanderings will find the effort laughable. Read morePublished on May 28, 2010 by Garcil
Had Roberto Bolano lived to see the near-religious following his publications have cultivated in the United States, he'd have undoubtedly been barraged by English-speaking critics... Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by M. Locher
Bolano's book provides a literary pastiche of dotty Nazi scribes in the Americas but primarily South America and it's to Bolano's credit that he fleshes out these fictional writers... Read morePublished on December 21, 2009 by Robin Benson
While this is by no means Bolano's best book, it's very innovative and interesting, sometimes more so than it is entertaining. Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Dallas Fawson