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  1. says:

    This short novel has some similar elements to The Savage Detectives but it's much darker Bolaño looks at the sinister side of Latin American poetry movements and politics as he explores the dark careers and identities of Alberto Ruiz Tagle ak

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    This short novel that flew through the dark clouds covering an eerie 70's era Chile was a breathtaking and chilling narrative that I wish could have gone on for so much longer Intriguing with a hidden sinister element Bolaño seeks to make sense of Chile's turbulent past He takes his obsession with poets adds the Chilea

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    This novel is an extension of the last entry in Bolaño's wonderful earlier work Nazi Literature in the Americas It's clear why Bolaño made it into a novel it's one of the most memorable sections of the book A poet is forced into the Chilea

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    A brilliant miniature of the tenderness and sadism of 1970s Southern Cone poetry and politics Bolaño as in The Savage Detectives works to un

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    A much better primer for 2666 than The Savage Detectives this one's short and involves the same sort of style themes characters geographic all over the placeness lists of books and writers some real some so obscure they may as well be made up soaring peaks and dry valleys but in this one there's skywriting Definitely a

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    355There are certain authors whom I keep coming back to because they do various themes to the point of what should be death but which never actually achieve that final destination of overworked banality This is hardly a static or e

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    A book about poets in Chile during the 1973 coup d'etat specifically Alberto Ruiz Tagle an aviator Ruiz Tagle's real name was Carlos Wieder and he had been part of the Chilean Air Force Throughout this short novel

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    Literary KeyholesIn The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro painted an England as seen by the butler of a large house whose keyhole view of the world circumscribed by the minutiae of place setting and gong ringing is so narrow that the truly great events—the approach to World War—can be seen only in narrow glimpses Roberto Bolaño also writes of horror but his particular keyhole is literature especially avant garde poetry and literary cri

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    Forty years ago Chile's elected president Salvador Allende was overthrown by the Pinochet regime Reading Roberto

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    Picked this one up second hand recently and synchronicity it turns out to be an expansion of one of the entries

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The star of Roberto Bolaño's hair raising novel Distant Star is Alberto Ruiz Tagle an air force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry a multimedia enterprise involving sky writing poetry torture and photo exhibitionsFor our unnamed narrator who first encounters this star in a college poetry workshop Ruiz Tagle bec. This short novel that flew through the dark clouds covering an eerie 70 s era Chile was a breathtaking and chilling narrative that I wish could have gone on for so much longer Intriguing with a hidden sinister element Bola o seeks to make sense of Chile s turbulent past He takes his obsession with poets adds the Chilean Air Force and in particular one Carlos Wieder to create a compelling read that despite it s short length turned out to be the best of work I have read so far Turn up any stone in Chile the poet Pablo Neruda used to say and five poets will crawl out The fictional narrator of Distant Star with little surprise is one of them a young Chilean to the far south of the country caught up in turbulent times enamoured of poetry political debate and the two stunningly beautiful Garmendia sisters Unfortunately for him and very soon for them as well as others the sisters only have eyes for another of the aspiring poets in their poetry workshop the aloof and mysterious figure of Alberto Ruiz Tagle Carlos Wieder a vaguely aristocratic young man who does not share the others political beliefs freedoms or bohemian lifestyles whilst also hiding a menacing secret The poetry workshops are taking place all over Chile in the early seventies just as the socialist president Salvador Allende is being overthrown and General Pinochet s brutal and victorious regime begins In the vertiginous first chapter of Distant Star we descend rapidly from the student world of late nights literature and hopeless poetic passions to the ghastly realities of military repression murders disappearances and an all together uncertainty on what the future holdsMostly looking back at earlier times the narrator now living in Barcelona like so many of his countrymen is a haunted man He spent several months in a concentration camp Although he is eventually released without charge he finds he has been expelled from his university and has no chance of getting work in Pinochet s Chile He then begins a wandering life in Europe that is forever defined by this historical turning point Hearing about Ruiz Tagle s work as a writer he now learns Tagle is also Carlos Wieder after re invented himself as an officer in the Chilean Air Force He is continuing his poetic career however using the small planes he pilots he write messages in the skies over Chile combining violent and patriotic slogans This skywriting adds still further to the romantic reputation of the young officer so that when he announces that he is holding a photographic open day style exhibition in his apartment influential figures from the armed forces and Chilean high society show up for the showing But what they witness is the opposite of what they had been hoping for Instead of romantic bold heroic images they are suddenly confronted with the horror and brutality inflicted in the name of Chile All the while the narrator is still struggling to make a career and coming to terms of what happened to him his friends and a generation brought up on literatureThe novel is a mixture of poets political histories detective workmissing persons all done with a lingering sadness and a nostalgic mindset In the preface to Distant Star Bola o tells us that it is a development worked on from the last chapter of one of his earlier books his imaginary History of Nazi Literature in Latin America This is one hell of a development if that s what it is I could have breezed through this in a couple of hours but felt compelled to drag it out for as long as possibleI want to go back and read it again for the first time It had such an effect on me I found it that good Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unnamed narrator who first encounters this star in a college poetry workshop Ruiz Tagle bec. This short novel that flew through the dark clouds covering an eerie 70 s era Chile was a breathtaking and chilling narrative that I wish could have gone on for so much longer Intriguing with a hidden sinister element Bola o seeks to make sense of Chile s turbulent past He takes his obsession with poets adds the Chilean Air Force and in particular one Carlos Wieder to create a compelling read that despite it s short length turned out to be the best of work I have read so far Turn The Illusionists up any stone in Chile the poet Pablo Neruda O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, used to say and five poets will crawl out The fictional narrator of Distant Star with little surprise is one of them a young Chilean to the far south of the country caught One for My Baby up in turbulent times enamoured of poetry political debate and the two stunningly beautiful Garmendia sisters Unfortunately for him and very soon for them as well as others the sisters only have eyes for another of the aspiring poets in their poetry workshop the aloof and mysterious figure of Alberto Ruiz Tagle Carlos Wieder a vaguely aristocratic young man who does not share the others political beliefs freedoms or bohemian lifestyles whilst also hiding a menacing secret The poetry workshops are taking place all over Chile in the early seventies just as the socialist president Salvador Allende is being overthrown and General Pinochet s brutal and victorious regime begins In the vertiginous first chapter of Distant Star we descend rapidly from the student world of late nights literature and hopeless poetic passions to the ghastly realities of military repression murders disappearances and an all together Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, uncertainty on what the future holdsMostly looking back at earlier times the narrator now living in Barcelona like so many of his countrymen is a haunted man He spent several months in a concentration camp Although he is eventually released without charge he finds he has been expelled from his We university and has no chance of getting work in Pinochet s Chile He then begins a wandering life in Europe that is forever defined by this historical turning point Hearing about Ruiz Tagle s work as a writer he now learns Tagle is also Carlos Wieder after re invented himself as an officer in the Chilean Air Force He is continuing his poetic career however The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, using the small planes he pilots he write messages in the skies over Chile combining violent and patriotic slogans This skywriting adds still further to the romantic reputation of the young officer so that when he announces that he is holding a photographic open day style exhibition in his apartment influential figures from the armed forces and Chilean high society show The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, up for the showing But what they witness is the opposite of what they had been hoping for Instead of romantic bold heroic images they are suddenly confronted with the horror and brutality inflicted in the name of Chile All the while the narrator is still struggling to make a career and coming to terms of what happened to him his friends and a generation brought The Asset (Wounded Warrior up on literatureThe novel is a mixture of poets political histories detective workmissing persons all done with a lingering sadness and a nostalgic mindset In the preface to Distant Star Bola o tells Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, us that it is a development worked on from the last chapter of one of his earlier books his imaginary History of Nazi Literature in Latin America This is one hell of a development if that s what it is I could have breezed through this in a couple of hours but felt compelled to drag it out for as long as possibleI want to go back and read it again for the first time It had such an effect on me I found it that good

Review Estrella distante

Estrella distante

Omes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime The narrator unable to stop himself tries to track Ruiz Tagle down and sees signs of his activity over and over again A corrosive mocking humor sparkles within Bolaño's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet In Bolaño's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard la. 355There are certain authors whom I keep coming back to because they do various themes to the point of what should be death but which never actually achieve that final destination of overworked banality This is hardly a static or even a linear relationship seeing as how my previous Bola o experience occurred in 2014 and the priorfirst engagement happened in the far off blue yonder of my pre Goodreads days encompassing a time spanning from when I still considered myself an engineer to the now accompanied by English tutoring job and upcoming GRE English subject test Paradigm shift to put it concisely The fact that Bola o has survived and keeps on surviving I m very much looking forward to a 2666 reread andor a The Third ReichThe Unknown University read whichever comes first reaffirms my decision to be utterly merciless with previous loves as pandering to the past produces nothing but superficial enthusiasms and an utter refutation of the potential for literature to become classic Neither term is as stable as some would like but that s where all the fun residesAmong other things this book is a perfect example of a work which has something ridiculously trope esue in this case myriad girlfriends in refrigerators but has enough other characteristics of uality to integrate said trope into a holism that s well worth engaging with I may not have been as forgiving had I not previously engaged with The Savage Detectives but that s where the beauty of the themes done to seeming death comes in less destination to be reached and facets of a crystal to analyze shining various lights at various angles in various surrounding landscapes and watching what not wholly original yet utterly new fractal spawns from a static structure Events are sensationally brutal in Distant Star than TSD or even 2666 but there are enough strains of factual dictatorship the wrath of maturation international escapades of amateur spies and their spied upon monsters and a searing preoccupation with poetry and literature to make for a story that is utterly Bola o I may be saying this as a result of not having read much if any of the names mentioned in these pages and those numbered among Bola o s influences but it s good knowing that I have much to explore if I should ever run out of a certain Chilean author s bibliography posthumous and preI d be comfortable with recommending this as a beginner s introduction to Bola o seeing as how not everyone is like me and dives into 2666 cause the author s unfamiliar and the cover looks cool However I d only do so with people who already embrace the necessity of critically engaging with any sort of creative work as I have no interest in increasing fetishism of Nazis or government violence or hatred of women in those who think the shitty world they live in can t possibly feed and feed off of the concrete pieces of abstract communication spawned by the world s citizens both shitty and otherwise With that said if you read because you re actively interested in revolution and not cause you want to get your titillated rocks off welcome to the chillest morbidity this side of the Atlantic he had a firm and militant belief in the existence of evil absolute evil It s worth thinking about the Jewish people who fled the homelands of WWII the murderers who followed and whether our art is a Bruno Schulz or a Alberto Ruiz Tagle Out of Bounds (Boundaries, unable to stop himself tries to track Ruiz Tagle down and sees signs of his activity over and over again A corrosive mocking humor sparkles within Bolaño's darkest visions of Chile Grass, Sky, Song under Pinochet In Bolaño's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard la. 355There are certain authors whom I keep coming back to because they do various themes to the point of what should be death but which never actually achieve that final destination of overworked banality This is hardly a static or even a linear relationship seeing as how my previous Bola o experience occurred in 2014 and the priorfirst engagement happened in the far off blue yonder of my pre Goodreads days encompassing a time spanning from when I still considered myself an engineer to the now accompanied by English tutoring job and Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos upcoming GRE English subject test Paradigm shift to put it concisely The fact that Bola o has survived and keeps on surviving I m very much looking forward to a 2666 reread andor a The Third ReichThe Unknown University read whichever comes first reaffirms my decision to be The Illusionists utterly merciless with previous loves as pandering to the past produces nothing but superficial enthusiasms and an O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, utter refutation of the potential for literature to become classic Neither term is as stable as some would like but that s where all the fun residesAmong other things this book is a perfect example of a work which has something ridiculously trope esue in this case myriad girlfriends in refrigerators but has enough other characteristics of One for My Baby uality to integrate said trope into a holism that s well worth engaging with I may not have been as forgiving had I not previously engaged with The Savage Detectives but that s where the beauty of the themes done to seeming death comes in less destination to be reached and facets of a crystal to analyze shining various lights at various angles in various surrounding landscapes and watching what not wholly original yet Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, utterly new fractal spawns from a static structure Events are sensationally brutal in Distant Star than TSD or even 2666 but there are enough strains of factual dictatorship the wrath of maturation international escapades of amateur spies and their spied We upon monsters and a searing preoccupation with poetry and literature to make for a story that is The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, utterly Bola o I may be saying this as a result of not having read much if any of the names mentioned in these pages and those numbered among Bola o s influences but it s good knowing that I have much to explore if I should ever run out of a certain Chilean author s bibliography posthumous and preI d be comfortable with recommending this as a beginner s introduction to Bola o seeing as how not everyone is like me and dives into 2666 cause the author s The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, unfamiliar and the cover looks cool However I d only do so with people who already embrace the necessity of critically engaging with any sort of creative work as I have no interest in increasing fetishism of Nazis or government violence or hatred of women in those who think the shitty world they live in can t possibly feed and feed off of the concrete pieces of abstract communication spawned by the world s citizens both shitty and otherwise With that said if you read because you re actively interested in revolution and not cause you want to get your titillated rocks off welcome to the chillest morbidity this side of the Atlantic he had a firm and militant belief in the existence of evil absolute evil It s worth thinking about the Jewish people who fled the homelands of WWII the murderers who followed and whether our art is a Bruno Schulz or a Alberto Ruiz Tagle

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Ugh He once described his novel By Night in Chile as a tale of terror a situation comedy and a combination pastoral gothic novelMany Chilean authors have written about the bloody events of the early Pinochet years the abductions and murders Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times None has done it in such a dark and glittering fashion as Roberto Bolaño. A book about poets in Chile during the 1973 coup d etat specifically Alberto Ruiz Tagle an aviator Ruiz Tagle s real name was Carlos Wieder and he had been part of the Chilean Air Force Throughout this short novel he appears and disappears and there are sightings in unusual places such as a prison for political dissidents It is not always obvious who the leftists are the right wingers or the Nazis Some claim to be poets and not political Was that possible in the Chile of that era There are figures that appear and then are disappeared It is not a narrative that is linear or easy to follow But Bola o creates an impression of a time and place that pulled me inAfter reading a GR friend s review of this novella I had thoughts to add While reading I thought of the Ulster poets Northern Ireland and wondered what causes poets and poetry to flourish in certain places and times another example The Beat Poets The poets of Bola o s story are both imagined and actual living poets It left me wanting to know about Chilean poets only being familiar with Neruda and Gabriela Mistral I have visited each of Neruda s three houses La Chascona in Santiago La Sebastiana in Valparaiso and Isla Negra Neruda is one of my favorite poets though it is notable that he stays deep in the background of this novel Bola o is not always easy to read although this novella is accessible Whether I or not I am ready to tackle his longer novels I am intrigued I also want to learn about poets and poetry in Chile as knowing Neruda and Mistral both Nobel Laureates is not enough