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Roberto Bolano

Roberto Bolaño, 1953 in Chile geboren und nach dem Militärputsch von 1973 inhaftiert, ging ins Exil nach Mexiko und 1976 nach Spanien. 2003 starb er in Barcelona. Er erhielt zahlreiche Literaturpreise, darunter den National Book Critics Circle Award für die amerikanische Ausgabe seines Romans 2666. Bei Hanser erschienen zuletzt die Romane 2666 (2009), Lumpenroman (2010), Das Dritte Reich (2011) und Die Nöte des wahren Polizisten (2013) sowie der Erzählungsband Mörderische Huren (2014) und der Gedichtband Die romantischen Hunde (2017)..
Christian Hansen, 1962 in Köln geboren, lebt in Berlin und Sóller. Er übersetzt u. a. Werke von Roberto Bolaño, José; Pablo Feinmann, Juan Goytisolo, Amin Maalouf, Alan Pauls, Sergio Pitol, Guillermo Rosales und Vizconde de Lascano Tegui.

Cowboy Graves von Roberto Bolano

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'Companionable, exotic, witty and glamorously suggestive' Observer

One more journey to the literary universe of Roberto Bolaño, an essential voice of contemporary Latin American literature

Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas.

In 'Cowboy Graves', Arturo Belano - Bolaño's alter ego - returns to Chile after the coup to fight with his comrades for socialism. 'French Comedy of Horrors' takes the reader to French Guiana on the night after an eclipse where a seventeen-year-old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in 'Fatherland', a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as the woman he is obsessed with disappears in the ensuing violence and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead.

Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a master of contemporary fiction. These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bolaño's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his great triumphs, while deepening our understanding of his profound gifts.

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