Articles tagged 2666

‘The Skating Rink’: No Interaction Is Easy in the World of Bolaño; No Character Is Strictly San

In The Skating Rink, three men find themselves involved in a shocking, violent crime. But you can expect something more than a standard detective story from Roberto Bolaño -- a master of all things bizarre.

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The Name of This Land is Hell: Mexico in Literature

When the author of a sitcom-styled novel about Mexican heritage cannot resist mentioning the modern-day carnage, then it's fair to assume that the murders have become a significant part of the national identity.

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4 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

PopMatters Best of Books 2008: Fiction

Feeling anxious? Here are 23 masterful works of fiction from 2008 that will either underscore your anxiety or help alleviate it through escape into the past and the land of make-believe.

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2666 by Roberto Bolaño

This posthumously-published masterpiece is an expansive, teeming city, chaotic and vibrant, beautiful but rough around the edges, home to both gleaming towers and squalid holes.

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The Resilient Works of Roberto Bolaño: Raccoon-Resistant, Water Resistant, Immortal

Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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