2666

by Roberto Bolano

January 26, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008
Time
Magazine''s Best Book of 2008
Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle''s 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008
Seattle Times Best Books of 2008
New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008
 
Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.

In the words of The Washington Post, "With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist''s place in it. Bolaño has joined the immortals."

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: January 26, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999715127

ISBN - 13: 9780999715123

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2666

2666

by Roberto Bolano

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: January 26, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999715127

ISBN - 13: 9780999715123

About the Book

A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
New York Times Book Review "10 Best Books of 2008
"Time "Magazine's Best Book of 2008
"Los Angeles Times "Best Books of 2008
"San Francisco Chronicle'"s 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008
"Seattle Times "Best Books of 2008
"New York Magazine "Top Ten Books of 2008
" Composed in the last two years of Bolano's life, "2666" has been greeted as his greatest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters include academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student caring for her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the desert sprawl of Santa Teresa--a fictional Juarez--on the US-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared. Audacious, impassioned and profoundly inspired, "2666" is Roberto Bolano's masterwork.

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A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008
Time
Magazine''s Best Book of 2008
Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle''s 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008
Seattle Times Best Books of 2008
New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008
 
Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.

In the words of The Washington Post, "With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist''s place in it. Bolaño has joined the immortals."

About the Author

ROBERTO BOLAÑO 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.

Editorial Reviews

"A masterpiece...the most electrifying literary event of the year." -- Lev Grossman , Time "Indeed, Bolaño produced not only a supreme capstone to his own vaulting ambition, but a landmark in what''s possible for the novel as a form in our increasingly, and terrifyingly, postnational world." --Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review "A work of devastating power and complexity, a final statement worthy of a master." -- Adam Mansbach, The Boston Globe "Bolaño''s most audacious performance . . . It is bold in a way that few works really are -- it kicks away the divide between playfulness and seriousness." -- Henry Hitchings, Financial Times (UK) "The opening of 2666 had me in its thrall from those first few pages . . . For all the precision and poetry of its language, for all the complexity of its structure, for all the range of styles and genres it acknowledges and encompasses, for all its wicked humor, its inventiveness, and sophistication, 2666 seems like the work of a literary genius." -- Francine Prose, Harper''s Magazine   "Bolaño’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) based in part on the still unsolved murders of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juárez, in the Sonora desert near the Texas border."--FRANCISCO GOLDMAN, The New York Review of Books   "Not just the gre
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