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Antwerp (2002) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Antwerp

Antwerp (2010)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Natasha Wimmer
  • "The only novel that doesn't embarrass me is Antwerp." Roberto Bolano
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Antwerp (April 30, 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811217175
Dimensions: 4.7 x 7.1 x 0.6 in
Pages: 96

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