Roberto Bolaño

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Chris Power: 'You burn reality to fuel the fiction'
The critic and author on writing about writers, and the political manoeuvres of the Putin era

Anthony Cummins

03, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Cowboy Graves by Roberto Bolaño review – more mysteries and enigmas
The Chilean writer’s posthumous novellas may be the most autobiographical fiction he wrote, but the uninitiated should seek out his two masterworks first

Rob Doyle

09, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Fracture by Andrés Neuman review – the damage of the past
The Argentinian writer’s best novel yet follows a Japanese man investigating his country’s history of trauma and survival

Ian Sansom

03, Jul, 2020 @6:30 AM

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From Kafka to Gogol via Pynchon: top 10 absurd quests in fiction
From seeking how to stop being an ass to finding out where a month has gone missing, these stories are as weird as life

Joanna Kavenna

14, Aug, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Book clinic: which European fiction will revive my love of modernist novels?
Author and critic Alex Preston recommends fiction for fans of modernism

Alex Preston

15, Jun, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Fatima Bhutto: ‘David Foster Wallace on David Lynch is pretty funny’
The novelist on admiring Maggie Nelson and Rachel Kushner, and being irritated by William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Fatima Bhutto

26, Apr, 2019 @8:59 AM

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The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño review – a hymn to Mexico City
It may not have been intended for publication, but the novel’s exuberant spirit offers an insight into Bolaño’s later work

Chloe Aridjis

15, Feb, 2019 @7:30 AM

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The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño review – no justice for a literary outlaw
This rambling early novel by the late Chilean author fails to honour his brilliant legacy

Alex Preston

10, Feb, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Andrew Miller: ‘Should I have read Don Quixote? War and Peace? Huckleberry Finn? Probably'
The novelist on why Penelope Fitzgerald is underrated and the book that changed his mind about science fiction

Andrew Miller

21, Dec, 2018 @10:01 AM

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Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction
Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’

James Miller

17, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person
Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better

Greg Jackson

01, Jun, 2016 @11:15 AM

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