2666 (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
912
Utgivningsdatum
2009-09-04
Upplaga
Unabridged ed
Utmärkelser
Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008
Förlag
Picador
Översättare
Natasha Wimmer
Originalspråk
Spanish
Dimensioner
198 x 132 x 62 mm
Vikt
734 g
ISBN
9780330447430
2666 (häftad)

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Written with burning intensity in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life, 2666 has been hailed across the world as the great writer's masterpiece, surpassing everything in imagination, beauty and scope. It is a novel on an astonishing scale from a passionate visionary. Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border: an urban sprawl that draws lost souls to it like a vortex. Convicts and academics find themselves here, as does an American sportswriter, a teenage student with her widowed father, and a reclusive, 'missing' author. But there is a darker side to the town. As in the real town of Juarez, on which Santa Teresa is based, girls and women are disappearing at an alarming rate . . . As 2666 progresses, as the sense of conspiracy grows, as the shadow of the apocalypse draws closer, Santa Teresa becomes an emblem of the corruption, violence and decadence of twentieth-century European history.
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A work of genius: the work of a master whose voice has all the authority and seeming effortlessness that we associate with the great classics of the ages. * Blanco y Negro * Endlessly in love with people and books, Bolano's last novel ranges over the world and history. * Le Monde des Livres * Not just the great Spanish-language novel of this decade, but one of the cornerstones that define an entire literature. 2666 is a magisterial and inimitable. * La Vanguardia * Bolano's masterwork. An often shockingly raunchy and violent tour de force (though the phrase seems hardly adequate to describe the novel's narrative velocity, polyphonic range, inventiveness, and bravery) * New York Review of Books * One of those strange, exquisite, and astonishing experiences that literature offers us only once in a very long time. * El Pais * The best book of 2008 . . . A masterpiece, the electrifying literary event of the year. * Time * Bolano makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world. * Guardian * Readers who have snacked on Haruki Murakami will feast on Roberto Bolano. * Sunday Times *

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Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, won the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize, and Natasha Wimmer's translation of The Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by the Washington Post and the New York Times. Bolano died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty. Described by The New York Times as "the most significant Latin American literary voice of his generation", in 2008 he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666.