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Refresh and try again. The camera zooms in: In fact, every novel I’ve read by B This is a tricky book. This makes it something of a curio, and a curio it undoubtedly is. This “novel”‘s just short. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook.

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Written in 56 short vignettes or sketches, it was easy to read in a couple of hours. It is the hermetic antwep of a young writer’s struggle with himself and with the form of the novel, a writer who is willing to stubbornly pursue futility rather than succeed on established terms, who is trying to wrestle undiscovered dimensions out of the novel and himself.

You comb the text for clues — not to identity of the murderer, but to what is going on at all. Mi avrebbero chiuso la porta in faccia e avrei perso una copia. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The phrases repeat but take on new meanings and color antwegp passages in which they appear.

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The author is often an isolated figure — so too in his writing: It will become a friend who will always offer bplano fresh to the conversation. A great book form and way of writing. The unemployed youth rests reading the crime story of an amateur writer, gazing at the drug laden whore. His first novel, it is a very loose piece of fiction, with bolaano a story to it — though characters and storylines do recur throughout the text. Ma crescere a quel tempo sarebbe stato un crimine. Antwerp is packaged as a novel but a novel it isn’t.

What he brings to light are parts of his amtwerp world: They would have slammed the door in my face. Antwerp was enjoyable in spite of the disorienting nature of it. But, yeah, definitely worth checking out.

A man carrying a tin of sardines asking for a match. E le angosce di un tempo ci appaiono come mondi talmente lontani da oggi, oggi, che ci sembra inverosimile aver potuto abitarli in passato.

Friday Pick: Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp

A theme of brutal and propietary behaviour from police adds menace and constant darkness. Torture or a smoky barrel? Anyways, I figured that even if it wasn’t my taste, I’d have something to chat with Andrew about, so I did a little research and picked Antwerp – because it was short and because the cover has a quote from the author saying Antwerp is the only one of his books that doesn’t embarrass him. What’s interesting about the latter is that Tres is packaged as poetry and “Prose from Autumn in Gerona” in particular is referred to as a series of prose poems.


A slim collection of 56 numbered sections that, if it is a novel, is a defiantly experimental one, eschewing plot and fixed perspective, blurring and muddling characters and generally ignoring the usual rules of literary endeavour. Progress, climax and reconciliation are resisted at every turn.

In a brief introduction added in when the book was first published, ‘Total Anarchy: A chapter promising ‘Synopsis’ offers only a thin slice of the whole; but then Antwerp can’t be reduced to simple synopsis.

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New Directions Publishing, It sounds strange, but the rueful voice I heard throughout Antwerp was that of someone still confident that greatness awaited. There should be more books like this. People stare at his hunchback while he lights his half cigarette.

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Ready for an afternoon meander? Look, said the voice Grenades are the new voices and gangsters their mothers. Made up of scattered scenes and snatches of dialogue, it is powerful, compelling, and open to all sorts of interpretations. This world of cops and robbers and foreigners without papers is too powerful bolao you.

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