Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bolaño, Ten Years Later

 By Claudio Iván Remeseira | Posted on July 13, 2013, 08:00 a.m. ET

Chilean novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño died in Barcelona, Spain, on July 15, 2003, barely 50 years old. Already a cult figure among a staunch group of readers and fellow writers, the obtention in the late 1990s of the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize started a mainstream recognition that grew to legendary proportions after his death. His mythical status in Spanish-language literature was quickly paralleled and expanded by his enthusiastic reception in the English-language world, which placed him on a same Olympic leage with authors such as Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. On the tenth anniversary of his death, the exhibition "Bolaño Archive: 1977 - 2003", a bilingual edition of his collected poetry, the launching of his novel 2666 in e-book format, and the publication of his correspondence with Chilean critics and poets, reasserts the continuing influence of his work. Read more at  The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Bolaño Syllabus (The Millions) and  La Tercera y El Periódico (en español) | From the archives: The Caracas Speech (RGP's acceptance speech) / Roberto Bolaño by Carmen Boullosa (Bomb) / The Great Bolaño - By Francisco Goldman  (NYRB) / Bolaño: Full Coverage (The Quarterly Conversation) | More reviews at The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Believer, World Without Borders, and here | Translating Bolaño: Interview with Laura Healy (WWB) / Interview to Natasha Wimmer (Sampsonia Way) / Interview to Chris Andrews (New Yorker) / On Translating 2666 (New York mag.) / The Natasha Wimmer Interview (Quarterly Conversation)/ A Panel Discussion with Chris Andrews and N. Wimmer (New Directions) / Translating Sex (Granta) / Podcast: N. Wimmer and Daniel Alarcón (Center for the Art of Translation) / Recordando a Roberto - Por Santiago Gamboa (El País)

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