Friday, June 10, 2011

Bolaño Mania

Okay, I can’t read this in its entirety, but the long and the short is that Bolaño is getting a street named after him in Spain. Some see this as flogging the dead, but I’m amused.

Anyway, Between Parentheses, the newest translated book of Bolaño’s is out. I picked up my copy, and though I am currently wading through Orhan Pamuk and speed reading some texts I’ll have to teach this summer, I’m looking forward to this book as it is the first collection of Bolaño’s nonfiction to be published in English in one volume. I skimmed some already and it looks to be great—certainly better than the last few releases (short story collections that I’m ambivalent about).