Roberto Bolaño, the Chilean expatriate poet, novelist, and literary prankster who died in 2003, has inserted himself into the world’s literary consciousness with singular doggedness. Since the U.S. publication in that year of By Night in Chile, in an elegant translation by Chris Andrews, readers here have been able to follow the path of Bolaño’s fictional alter ego, Arturo Belano, and a cast of sometimes traumatized, sometimes droll...
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