Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flogging Bolaño, or, Geek Like Me


The above comes from the last interview Bolaño ever gave, which I read in full last year. It made me laugh then and it makes me laugh now. Needless to say, I already ordered my copy of this collection of interviews. Are the yankee publishers flogging this very hot dead writer? Maybe a bit, but the writing stands for itself, so who cares (besides Volpi and Moya)? I don't care if the guy was a junkie vagabond or a suburban family man. He wrote 2666 and Distant Star and Amulet, so he's tops in my book, which means that a geek like me will buy all the publications bearing his name.

So there.