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The Savage Detectives (English Edition) Kindle-editie
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|Kindle-editie, 16 juli 2015|| |
"Probeer het later opnieuw"
With an afterword by Natasha Wimmer.
Winner of the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize. Natasha Wimmer’s translation of The Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by the Washington Post and the New York Times.
New Year’s Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet.
Spanning two decades and crossing continents, theirs is a remarkable quest through a darkening universe – our own. It is a journey told and shared by a generation of lovers, rebels and readers, whose testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century.
"The Savage Detectives, which, like 2666, has been translated with wonderful agility by Natasha Wimmer, catapulted [Bolaño] from obscurity to worshipful adulation."-- "Janet Maslin, New York Times"
"A bizarre and mesmerizing novel...It's a lustful story--lust for sex, lust for self, lust for the written word."-- "Esquire"
"An instant cult hit among readers and practically a fetish object to critics."-- "Time "
"An utterly unique achievement--a modern epic rich in character and event...[Bolaño is] the most important writer to emerge from Latin America since García Márquez."-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"By turns humorous and sad, this literary mystery also affirms the value of literature and serves as a modern history of the Latin American literary scene. Critics praised Bolaño's vivid, experimental novel, applauding Natasha Wimmer's skillful translation from the chatty, slang-filled Spanish...inventive and entertaining."-- "Bookmarks Magazine"
"Combustible...A glittering, tumbling diamond of a book...When you are done with this book, you will believe there is no engine more powerful than the human voice."-- "Star Tribune (Minneapolis)"
"One of the most respected and influential writers of [his] generation...At once funny and vaguely, pervasively, frightening."-- "Nation "
"Roberto Bolaño's masterwork...confirms this Chilean's status as Latin America's literary enfant terrible."-- "Vogue"
"The late Chilean writer Bolaño's 1998 (US 2007) novel begins with a seventeen-year-old's diary entries describing life in 1970 Mexico City. The narrative's second part is a meditation on the visceral realism movement founded by poets Ulises Lima and Arturo Bolaño, capped by their search twenty years previously for the poet Cesárea Tinajero. This Latin American On the Road presents a dreamlike patchwork of Lima and Belaño's adventures from which to reconstruct their literary pilgrimage. Narrators Eddie Lopez and Armando Duran reinforce the novel's sense of place with their rounded pronunciations. Essential."-- "Library Journal, Best Audiobooks of 2009 (starred review)"
"Wildly enjoyable...Bolaño beautifully manages to keep his comedy and his pathos in the same family."-- "New York Times Book Review"
An exuberantly sprawling, politically charged picaresque novel.-- "Elle"
Deeply satisfying...Bolano's book throws down a great, clunking, formal gauntlet to his readers' conventional expectations.-- "Los Angeles Times "
This novel-the major work from Chilean-born novelist Bolano, here beautifully translated by Wimmer-will allow English speaking readers to discover a truly great writer...There are copious, and acidly hilarious, references to the Latin American literary scene, and one needn't be an insider to get the jokes: they're all in Bolano's masterful shifts in tone, captured with precision by Wimmer...Bolano fashions an engrossing lost world of youth and utopian ambition, as particular and vivid as it is sad and uncontainable.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" --Deze tekst verwijst naar een alternatieve kindle_edition editie.
- ASIN : B00Z7EI3SA
- Uitgever : Picador; Main Market editie (16 juli 2015)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 2319 KB
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 676 pagina's
- Aantal pagina's van bron-ISBN : 0312427484
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #68,085 in Kindle Store (Top 100 in bekijkenKindle Store)
Beste recensies uit andere landen
Some sort of diatribe about a group of trendy teenage critics and trainee poets, all of whom consider themselves to be on the verge of brilliance. Oh, and the lead character, despite having no obvious endearing qualities, is a magnet to any woman he comes across.
Maybe that's how it is in Mexico. Maybe that's why James Taylor found it necessary to write a song about the place!
I cannot praise it highly enough for its originally and ability to engage the reader in the detail of life.