By Roberto Bolaño
A playful and fully unique novel masquerading as a mini-encyclopedia of nonexistent Nazi literature in our hemisphere through Roberto Bolano: "his generation's prime Latin-American author" (The long island Times).
A travel de strength of black humor and imaginary erudition, Nazi Literature within the Americas offers itself as a biographical dictionary of writers who espoused severe right-wing ideologies within the 20th and twenty-first centuries.
Composed of brief biographies approximately imaginary writers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the us, Nazi Literature within the Americas comprises descriptions of the writers' works, move references, a bibliography, and likewise an epilogue ("For Monsters"). the entire writers are conscientiously and credibly located in actual literary worlds. There are fourteen thematic sections with titles equivalent to "Forerunners and Figures of the Anti-Enlightenment," "Magicians, Mercenaries and depressing Individuals," and "North American Poets."
Brisk and pseudo-academic, Nazi Literature within the Americas delicately balances irony and pathos. Bolano doesn't easily use his writers for objective perform: within the area of some pages he manages to caricature personality pics which are usually pathetically humorous, occasionally strangely relocating, and, every now and then, authentically chilling. A remarkably artistic, humorous, and disquieting sui generis novel, Nazi Literature within the Americas bargains a transparent view into the workings of 1 of the main terribly fecund literary imaginations of our time.