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Insufferable Gaucho - 10 edition

Insufferable Gaucho (ISBN10: 0811217167; ISBN13: 9780811217163)
ISBN13: 978-0811217163
ISBN10: 0811217167

Summary: As Pankaj Mishra remarked in The Nation, one of the remarkable qualities ofBolaño's short stories is that they can do the ''work of a novel.'' The InsufferableGaucho contains tales bent on returning to haunt you. Unpredictable and daring, highly controlled yet somehow haywire, a Bolaño story might concern anelusive plagiarist or an elderly lawyer giving up city life for an improbable returnto the family estate, now gone to wrack and ruin. Bolaño's stories have be ...show moreen applauded as ''bleakly luminous and perfectly calibrated'' (Publishers Weekly) and''complex and provocative'' (International Herald Tribune), and as Francine Prosesaid in The New York Times Book Review, ''something extraordinarily beautifuland (at least to me) entirely new.'' Two fascinating essays are also included. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 10
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 08/31/2010
International: No



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New York City, NY 2010 Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 165 pages. As New in As New dust jacket. The author's twelfth book to be translated into English. The first appearance of the title i ...show moren English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents seven of Roberto Bolano's most autobiographically poignant pieces, the work of a writer who chose a life of exile and struggled with illness. "Explores themes of self-exile and illness. The two best stories concern conflicted Argentine protagonists. In the title story, Hector Pereda leaves Buenos Aires after the death of his wife and the collapse of the country's economy to make a go as a gaucho on the pampas. Inhabiting a ruined ranch, with only the languid locals and predatory rabbits as company, Hector finds a welcome, near-poetic restoration of a society where self-reliance a ...show less
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