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Dust and Literature

The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolano

Reviewed by Chloë Schama
The New Republic Online

"According to the formula commonly used to introduce foreign writers, it would be accurate to call the late Roberto Bolaño a Chilean writer. But since he lived most of his life outside Chile, in Mexico and in Spain, the description is not quite accurate. Bolaño objected to attempts to attach him to a homeland: Chilean writers thought of him as a Mexican writer, Mexican writers thought of him as a Chilean writer, his Spanish colleagues thought of him as something else entirely. 'My only homeland,' he said in the last interview before his death in 2003 at age fifty, 'is my children.'..." Read the entire New Republic Online review.




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