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Amulet

Amulet - 08 edition

Amulet - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780811217460

ISBN10: 0811217469

Amulet by Roberto Bolano - ISBN 9780811217460
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
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International: No
Amulet by Roberto Bolano - ISBN 9780811217460

ISBN13: 9780811217460

ISBN10: 0811217469

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08

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Summary

Amulet is a novel of extraordinary intensity by literary phenomenon Roberto Bolaño: "the real thing and the rarest"--Susan Sontag

Amulet embodies in one woman's breathtaking voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America. It begins: "This is going to be a horror story."

The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture, a Uruguayan woman in Mexico City in the 1960s, who becomes the "Mother of Mexican Poetry." Tall, thin, and blonde, she is famous as the sole person who resists the army's invasion of the university campus: she hides in a ladies' room for twelve days. As she waits out the occupiers, with nothing to eat, Auxilio recalls her adventures in exile, and talks about two elderly exiled lions of Spanish poetry, three remarkable women, and her favorite young poet, Arturo Belano (Bolaño's fictional stand-in throughout his books). Her stories refract light and Auxilio is soon in strange landscapes: in "the dark night of the soul of Mexico City," in ice-bound mountainsides, in a bathroom where moonlight shines, moving slowly from tile to tile, and in a terrifying chasm. Amulet keenly demonstrates, as The Los Angeles Times noted, that "Bolaño is by far the most exciting writer to have come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time."