The Unknown University by Roberto Bolaño

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The Unknown University falls into the high quality bracket. In fact for any true Roberto Bolaño devotee it is a must have.
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A deluxe edition of Bolano’s complete poetry


Perhaps surprisingly to some of his fiction fans, Roberto Bolano touted poetry as the superior art form, able to approach an infinity in which “you become infinitely small without disappearing.” When asked, “What makes you believe you’re a better poet than a novelist?” Bolano replied, “The poetry makes me blush less.” The sum of his life’s work in his preferred medium, The Unknown University is a showcase of Bolano’s gift for freely crossing genres, with poems written in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized. “Poetry,” he believed, “is braver than anyone.”
 

About Roberto Bolaño

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Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed “by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time” (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times),” and as “the real thing and the rarest” (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the extremely prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He was widely considered to be the greatest Latin American writer of his generation. He wrote nine novels, two story collections, and five books of poetry, before dying in July 2003 at the age of 50. The poet Chris Andrews has translated many books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions.
 
Published June 24, 2013 by New Directions. 766 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Dwight Garner on Jul 09 2013

Bolaño was hungry, this book reminds you, for just about everything.

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Reviewed by Tony Bailie on May 24 2013

The Unknown University falls into the high quality bracket. In fact for any true Roberto Bolaño devotee it is a must have.

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Reviewed by Hector Tobar on Jul 11 2013

Here on Earth, his words are alive and in print, and have as good a chance as any of making it to the next millennium.

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