Item description for Putas Asesinas by Roberto Bolano...
Una deslumbrante coleccion de relatos de un autor que se ha convertido en una de las voces imprescindibles de la literatura en lengua espanola.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
ISBN 8433968084 ISBN13 9788433968081
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More About Roberto Bolano
ROBERTO BOLANO was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953, and grew up in Chile and Mexico City. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, received the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.
Reviews - What do customers think about Putas Asesinas?
beautiful stories with a misleading title Jul 3, 2007
This collection of 13 stories by Roberto Bolano is misleadingly titled and I presume because of its offensive title most would think this is a pornographic book. The book's cover doesn't help much either.
You will be surprised then, when the book turns out to be a delightful collection of interesting, humorous stories, likely to become a classic of Spanish fiction.
The "x-rated" title is taken from one of the stories in this collection, a beautiful, lyric, impressionist tale.(No, prurience there.) He also tells stories about failed and successful artists, vacationing filial couples, with a strong taste for iguana meat (You will have to figure that one yourselves), a woman who teaches in a rural governmental poetry school and satisfies her artistic needs listening to a Mexican Rancheras radio station. (If you wonder what these type of music is, think of a mariachi singing solo, heart-crushing songs in loud tenor (alto)voice--(not poetic--not much.). And he writes of displaced Chileans with personal and ingenious political ideologies, one of which suffers from "bibliographic dementia" and confuses Marx with Che Guevara,also of a self-anointed politician who radiates moonlight, and of "Buba" the magnificent, enchanted African soccer player, and more. I would be remiss if I didn't tell about a story which gives 69 reasons not to dance with Pablo Neruda (Chilean Nobel Laureate poet).
Hope you will agree, this is a classic creation. Enjoy!