The Insufferable Gaucho

Bolano Roberta

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Picador
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: Reprint

Description: 164 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Unpredictable and daring, highly controlled and yet somehow haywire, the five short stories included here are some of Bolanos best. Whether they concern a stalwart rodent detective trying to investigate the mysterious deaths of his fellow rats, an elderly judge giving up his job in the city for an improbable return to the family farm in the pampas, or a confrontation between an elusive film-maker and the little-known Argentinian novelist whose work hes plagiarized for years, they are as haunting as they are enthralling. In addition, The Insufferable Gaucho offers, for the first time in English, two essays: Literature + Illness = Illness and The Myths of Cthulhu. Provocative and often scathing, these essays are alive with Bolanos trademark humour, violence and utter faith in the power of the written word. Roberto Bolano confirmed his place as a giant of Latin American literature with his novels The Savage Detectives and 2666. He is undoubtedly, as Susan Sontag said, the real thing and the rarest. The Insufferable Gaucho was the last book he prepared for publication before he died in 2003.

ISBN: 9780330510622


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