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Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño

“El mayor regalo de Bolaño es hacernos sentir la magnitud de la oscuridad sin que consigamos ver exactamente qué esconde”. —Will Blythe, The New York Times Book Review

En la primavera de 1938, monsieur Pierre Pain, acupuntor y seguidor convencido de las teorías mesméricas, recibe el cometido de tratar el hipo de un sudamericano abandonado a su poca suerte y escasos medios en un hospital de París. Lo que a priori parecía un extraño caso de fi ebre alta, no obstante, se presenta ante sus ojos como un entramado de proporciones inimaginables y abre la puerta a preguntas cuyas respuestas Pain tendrá que desvelar. ¿Qué identidad se oculta tras ese rostro pobre y agonizante? ¿Quién, quiénes o qué podrían desear su muerte? ¿Y qué provecho sacarían de ella? Enfrentado a una red compleja y oscura, el mesmerista habrá de lidiar con sus pasiones más íntimas y el implacable fantasma de la soledad, con el ínfimo atisbo que a la humanidad le resta de dignidad y con la tristeza que, ola tras ola, trago tras trago, todo lo anega

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811217149
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/12/2010
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed “by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time” (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times),” and as “the real thing and the rarest” (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the extremely prestigious Herralde de Novela
Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He was widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation. He wrote nine novels, two story collections, and five books of poetry, before dying in July 2003 at the age of 50.

The poet Chris Andrewsteaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he is a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He has translated books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions.

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