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Play the flute, O dear death, Wild figs eat themselves, From their rancid flesh, Humble ghosts ascends. The complete review ‘s Review:.

Others like Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Charlotte Bronte might look like following those rules – they weren’t, it is just antwdrp what they write happened to be within realm of such rules.

This makes it something of a curio, and a curio it undoubtedly is.

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It is the hermetic record of a young writer’s struggle with himself and with the form of the novel, a writer who is willing to stubbornly pursue futility rather than succeed on established terms, who is trying to wrestle undiscovered dimensions out of the novel and himself.

Reading this is like being in a dream, or rather, someone else’s dream, or rather, waking up and recounting your own dream, hence it doesn’t make sense much, but I definitely feel it. The only true mystery as there is nothing solved, no single crime investigated, perhaps no book even written. Per molto tempo sono state pagine solo sparse che rileggevo, e forse correggevo.


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Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño

The ghosts of past are dismissed on hallucinatory grounds. The longest and the shortest books read have been by bolano. The cops are tired now and all they need is a fuck.

The desire for a transparent ceiling seems surreal like a fish praying for wings.

Having read The Savage Detectives, the characters and places briefly mentioned in Antwerp, like the campground, create an awareness or context association that reminds me of the novel. This piece fragmented articulation is a lyrical ode to asphyxiated bureaucracy and to countless nolano rebel with transparent dragons.

I recommend reading it in one go, as it’s short enough to do that.

But that would ignore what is most exceptional and moving — and separate — about this novel, which is, at its core, an enactment of failure as test of endurance, courage and loyalty to one’s own originality. I hope this book is in my pocket at the moment of my death.

It is to them that he found a true sense of belonging. Another immigrant dissolved in acidic wrath. In-between fruit-picking jobs, other campgrounds.

Antwerp (novel) – Wikipedia

He’s still trying to find his way — and would go on to take somewhat more conventional and accessible routes — but it’s a quite fascinating document of the author as a young artist. Lots of pigs died too when the truck overturned, others had to be put out of their misery on the side of the road, and others took off as fast as they could Che resta di tutto il dolore che abbiamo creduto di soffrire da giovani?


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The other two books I’ve read by him, Chile By Night and Antwwerp, did have a stream of consciousness feel to them but they were not nearly as confusing as this one. I definitely plan on trying to finishand also plan on reading The Savage Detectiveseasily his best-received book so far in the US, and like Nazi Literature containing a strong theme holding the entire manuscript together young wandering South American political rebels, that is ; but for sure from this point on, I’m going to be a lot choosier about which Bolano projects I decide to anttwerp on, a lesson I unfortunately had to learn the hard way in this case.

Le aplaudo por la idea algo pretenciosa Al cabo de un tiempo el libro se vuelve algo cansado.

Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño – review

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Can someone briefly tell me what this book is about? Everyone wants to wear their rose-tinted blinders and sweep the pragmatic debris in their basement. Want to Read saving…. Try the Bolanoo edition and experience these great reading features: In fact, every novel I’ve read by B This is a tricky book.