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A deluxe edition of Bolano’s complete poetry
Perhaps surprisingly to some of his fiction fans, Roberto Bolano touted poetry as the superior art form, able to approach an infinity in which “you become infinitely small without disappearing.” When asked, “What makes you believe you’re a better poet than a novelist?” Bolano replied, “The poetry makes me blush less.” The sum of his life’s work in his preferred medium, The Unknown University is a showcase of Bolano’s gift for freely crossing genres, with poems written in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized. “Poetry,” he believed, “is braver than anyone.”
|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
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.
Laura Healy has received a Master’s in Spanish from Harvard. She is the managing editor of Harvard Review and the web editor of Zoland Poetry.
Table of Contents
Nota de los herederos del autor / Note from the authors heirs vii
Primera Parte / Part 1
La novela-nieve / The Snow-Novel 5
Guiraut de Bornelh 69
Calles de Barcelona / Streets of Barcelona 81
En la sala de lecturas del Infierno / In the Reading Room of Hell 127
San Roberto de Troya / Saint Roberto of Troy 157
Nada malo me ocurrirá / Nothing Bad Will Happen to Me 219
Tu lejano corazón / Your Distant Heart 269
Segunda Parte / Part 2
Tres textos / Three Texts 291
Gente que se aleja / People Walking Away 303
Prosa del otoño en Gerona / Prose from Autumn in Gerona 449
Manifiestos y posiciones / Manifestos and Positions 521
Tercera Parte / Part 3
Poemas perdidos / Lost Poems 557
Nueve poemas / Nine Poems 575
Mi vida en los tubos de supervivencia / My Life in the Tubes of Survival 599
Un final feliz / A Happy Ending 787
[Notas del autor, sin título] / [Author's notes, untitled] 813
Breve historia del libro / Brief history of the book, by Carolina López 817
Index of English titles 823
Índice de títulos en español 829
Translator's note 835
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