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Roberto Bolano did not live to see his book "" become an American bestseller. Nor did he make it to the popularization of e-books -- he died 10 years ago, on May 15, On Tuesday, "" saw its debut as an e-book. The electronic format is a welcome one -- in print, it's a hefty pages. When the book was published in , Ben Ehrenreich reviewed the "giant" book for The Times, finding it "strange and marvelous and impossibly funny, bursting with melancholy and horror.
There is no logical end to a Bolano book. Santa Teresa is not just a hell. It's a mirror also—"the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant, useless metamorphosis.
He wrote in a race against death.
His ambitions were appropriately outsized: to make some final reckoning, to take life's measure, to wrestle to the limits of the void. So his reach extends beyond northern Mexico in the s to Weimar Berlin and Stalin 's Moscow , to Dracula 's castle and the bottom of the sea.
It demands from the reader a kind of abject submission—to its willful strangeness, its insistent grimness, even its occasional tedium—that only the greatest books dare to ask for or deserve. It seems appropriate that 's abrupt end leaves us just short of whatever that epiphany might have been..
No question, the first great book of the twenty-first century. It is not unique in blurring the margins between realism and fantasy, between documentary and invention.
But it is bold in a way that few works really are — it kicks away the divide between playfulness and seriousness. Suffice it to say it concerns what may be the most horrifying real-life mass-murder spree of all time: as many as women killed in the vicinity of Juarez, Mexico.
And who cares? Nobody, it seems. An excerpt of the book was published in The Believer in March of The play was the main attraction of Barcelona 's Festival Grec that year.
In , it was adapted into a five-hour stage play at Chicago 's Goodman Theater. Translation and the International Circulation of Literature In the analysis that follows, translation is considered as a gain, rather than a loss, in two main respects.
Secondly, translation is also a form of rewriting Lefevere through which works are endowed with new qualities and meanings that allow them to function effectively in new cultural contexts. Such accounts are blind to the domesticating processes through which translated works are made to fulfil the cultural needs of receiving fields.
And while the cross-fertilization of cultures is certainly a major element of an approach that puts translation at the centre of global cultural flows, this approach also calls attention to the degree of violence that characterizes the appropriation of foreign works and to translation as a fundamentally ethnocentric act Venuti In broad terms, the reception of Latin American literature in English translation is shaped by three determining factors.
The first is the low number of translations as a ratio of the total book production in English and the reluctance of the reading public to consume translated works, which turns translation into English into a rare achievement, even for established writers within their national fields or re- gions.
Translations accounted for just 1. The second determining factor is a whole set of expectations that have become associated with the reception of Latin American literature, especially in the United States. In the case of the US, this appearance of easy familiarity is fostered by the geographical proximity of those countries, south of the border, that continue to provide the image of an exotic other to North American reading publics.
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the translation of regionalist novels that portray a primarily rural and underdeveloped region has served to reinforce among English-speaking readers the image of a natural and re- mote Latin America Jill Levine , Munday , Pollack Before leaving, however, Rosa and Fate go to the prison with Guadalupe to interview the femicide suspect, Klaus Haas.
The Part about the Crimes[ edit ] This part chronicles the murders of women in Santa Teresa from to and the lives they lived. It also depicts the police force in their mostly fruitless attempts to solve the crimes, as well as giving clinical descriptions of the circumstances and probable causes of the various homicides. Klaus Haas the German femicide suspect Fate was to interview in "the part about Fate" is another of the characters this part focuses on.
Haas calls a press conference where he claims that Daniel Uribe, son of a rich local family, is responsible for the murders.
The Part about Archimboldi[ edit ] This part reveals that the mysterious writer Archimboldi is really Hans Reiter, born in in Prussia. This section describes how a provincial German soldier on the Eastern Front became an author in contention for the Nobel Prize. Bubis, whom we met in the first part, turns out to have been Baroness von Zumpe; her family were a major part of Archimboldi's childhood, since his mother cleaned their country home and young Hans spent a lot of time with the Baroness's cousin, Hugo Halder, from whom he learned about the artistic life.
Reiter meets the Baroness again during the war while in Romania , and has an affair with her after the war she is then married to Bubis, the publisher. Critical reception[ edit ] The critical reception has been almost unanimously positive.
Before the English-language edition was published in , was praised by Oprah Winfrey in her O, The Oprah Magazine after she was given a copy of the translation before it was officially published.
Indeed, he 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, post-national world. The Savage Detectives looks positively hermetic beside it. As in Arcimboldo 's paintings, the individual elements of are easily catalogued, while the composite result, though unmistakable, remains ominously implicit, conveying a power unattainable by more direct strategies.
Then there is 's resistance to categorization. At times it is reminiscent of James Ellroy : gritty and scurrilous. At other moments it seems as though the Alexandria Quartet had been transposed to Mexico and populated by ragged versions of Durrell 's characters.