The Roberto Bolaño Bubble

December 22, 2012 | 2

“The continued publication and popular packaging of [Roberto Bolaño’s] incomplete work may actually be diluting his reputation as a writer of varied talents and fearless ambition.” Sam Carter is wary of The Roberto Bolaño Bubble.

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  1. A needed perspective, although the Bolaño Legacy argument makes more sense than the “He’s taking the space of other translated works in NA” one. He might take up a greater part of the literary conversation, but I’m not publishers would necessarily be translating more Latin-American fiction if Bolaño’s posthumous works weren’t around.

  2. People are finally figuring this out? They’ve been churning out subpar Bolano collections for years, much of it mindlessly repetitive.

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