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Jose Donoso: The Garden Next Door

This is a late novel by Donoso, and it bears very little resemblance to anything else I’ve read by him. The Obscene Bird of Night and A House in the Country are two of the […]

Sep, 15

Cesar Aira’s Bad Writing

I don’t usually write about bad books because there’s little point to it, even if they’re popular. (This is why you don’t see me complaining about such important contemporary writers like M_______ or F_______ or […]

Oct, 26

Further Last Thoughts on Roberto Bolano’s 2666

The last section is about Archimboldi, the mysterious writer who the academics were chasing after way back at the start of the book, and who has not been of much significance since then. Bolano explicitly […]

Jul, 09

Last thoughts on Bolano’s 2666

I let the book sit in my head for a while before writing about the last two sections because Bolano piles up a lot of fairly disparate material in the last two sections, and it’s […]

Jun, 07

More Notes on Roberto Bolano’s 2666

(See part one.) Even as the second part (about Amalfitano, a peripheral character in the first section) begins, Bolano is already undermining the first section. In the story of pharmacist/teacher/literary enthusiast Amalfitano, citizen of Santa […]

Jan, 18

Notes on Roberto Bolaño: 2666

Okay, let’s do this. Here’s the first sentence in the book: An excerpt from “The Part About the Crimes” first appeared in Vice. And with that preview, let’s begin. When I reviewed The Savage Detectives, […]

Dec, 16

Roberto Bolaño: Amulet

Several people asked me why, in my review of The Savage Detectives, I thought that Auxilio Lacouture was not given a convincing female voice. I didn’t know exactly why, but something about her tough talk […]

Apr, 26

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