|Antwerp (2002) [Novel]|
by Roberto Bolaņo
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(From the publisher):
As Ignacio Echevarria, Bolano's friend and literary executor, once suggested, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Bolano's fictional universe: all the element's are here, highly compressed, at the moment his talent explodes. Bolano chose to publish Antwerp in 2002, twenty-two years after he'd written it: "I wrote this book for myself, and even that I can't be sure of."
In 54 sections, the novel's fractured narration moves in multiple directions, splicing together an experimental crime novel. Antwerp is, in Bolano's words, radical and solitary. "Of what is lost, irretrievably lost, all I wish to recover is the daily availability of my writing, lines capable of grasping me by the hair and lifting me up when I'm at the end of my strength."
Original title: Amberes
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics