Sunday, July 3, 2011

REVIEW: Between Parentheses by Roberto Bolano


My review of Roberto Bolano's Between Parentheses was recently published on about.com-- thought I'd share it with you all. Between Parentheses is a collection of essays and book reviews that manage to illuminate a bit more about Bolano than they do his subjects... It's a fascinating read, but don't expect to find much in the way of scholarly discourse.

One of my favorite parts
of the collection is how frustratingly quick Bolano mentions the various writers that have influenced him and those writers active in his literary circles. Although often lofty and overly superlative, Bolano's praise towards these authors creates an ethereal reading-list of sorts, one that I confess has sent me digging through shops for books by Horacio Castellanos Moya, Enrique Vila-Matas, and even Witold Gombrowicz.

You can read my review here:

Roberto Bolano: Between Parentheses

Those of you who have read Between Parentheses, let me know what you think in the comments.



Currently Reading:
The Spare Room, Helen Garner


Currently listening to:

"Dimples", by The Nighty Nite

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