Paris Review to Publish Bolaño

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For its spring issue, the Paris Review will be publishing Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich—its first serialized novel in forty years—with original illustrations by Leanne Shapton. It’s a chance to discover Bolaño’s famous lost novel almost a year before it appears in book form.

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4 Responses to “Paris Review to Publish Bolaño”

  1. NME
    at 3:55 pm on February 9, 2011

    Ugh. Another Bolano novel already? Can we finally agree that Bolano is the most over-hyped writer of the decade?

    In the grand scheme of things (i.e. literature), he’s a middling talent at best.

  2. Paris Review to Serially Publish Bolaño Third Reich « memoirs on a rainy day
    at 7:30 am on February 10, 2011

    […] The Paris Review will publish a serialized version of Robert Bolaño’s The Third Reich. It will be published almost a year before the book is released. {via the millions} […]

  3. musset
    at 5:17 pm on February 11, 2011

    Surely Bolano is less ‘over-hyped’ than other authors covered by The Millions? It’s easy to deem an author ‘middling talent’ from the peanut gallery of internet comments. I agree that there is some serious trendiness in the regard given to Bolano by websites like this or Quarterly Conversation, html giant, etc –and something cynical about the industry that’s grown around his work — but if the author that’s over hyped is the author of 2666 I think that’s pretty encouraging for literature [insert Franzen jibe here]. Who would you prefer to be ‘hyped’?

  4. Dreezer
    at 10:37 pm on February 12, 2011

    If you read Spanish that novel has been available for awhile now. (I don’t, unfortunately.) Just started a subscription to The Paris Review and am looking forward to this serial.

    Middling? 2666. The Savage Detectives. Distant Star. Antwerp. By Night in Chile. I can’t think of half a dozen living American novelists with a comparable list of masterpieces.

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