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Los Detectives Salvajes : Spanish-Language Edition of the Savage Detectives
by Roberto Bolaño




Overview -
"Una obra maestra". --The New Yorker

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Ces rea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en M xico en los a os posteriores a la revoluci n. Esa b squeda --el viaje y sus consecuencias-- se prolonga durante veinte a os, bifurc ndose a trav s de numerosos personajes y continentes, Con escenarios como M xico, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia y Espa a, y personajes entre los que destacan un fot grafo espa ol a punto de la desesperaci n, un neonazi, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, un abogado gallego herido por la poes a y un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros, Los detectives salvajes es una novela donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones.

Los detectives salvajes es la novela que lanz a Roberto Bola o a la fama literaria internacional antes de que 2666 estableciera su reputaci n para siempre. El libro gan el Premio Herralde de Novela y el Premio R mulo Gallegos, y fue uno de los libros del a o para The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times y The New York Times Book Review.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

A National Bestseller

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Ces rea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run.

The explosive first long work by the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time (Ilan Stavans, Los Angeles Times), The Savage Detectives follows Belano and Lima through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa. This chorus includes the muses of visceral realism, the beautiful Font sisters; their father, an architect interned in a Mexico City asylum; a sensitive young follower of Octavio Paz; a foul-mouthed American graduate student; a French girl with a taste for the Marquis de Sade; the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky; a Chilean stowaway with a mystical gift for numbers; the anorexic heiress to a Mexican underwear empire; an Argentinian photojournalist in Angola; and assorted hangers-on, detractors, critics, lovers, employers, vagabonds, real-life literary figures, and random acquaintances.

A polymathic descendant of Borges and Pynchon, Roberto Bola o traces the hidden connection between literature and violence in a world where national boundaries are fluid and death lurks in the shadow of the avant-garde. The Savage Detectives is a dazzling original, the first great Latin American novel of the twenty-first century.

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Overview

"Una obra maestra". --The New Yorker

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Ces rea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en M xico en los a os posteriores a la revoluci n. Esa b squeda --el viaje y sus consecuencias-- se prolonga durante veinte a os, bifurc ndose a trav s de numerosos personajes y continentes, Con escenarios como M xico, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia y Espa a, y personajes entre los que destacan un fot grafo espa ol a punto de la desesperaci n, un neonazi, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, un abogado gallego herido por la poes a y un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros, Los detectives salvajes es una novela donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones.

Los detectives salvajes es la novela que lanz a Roberto Bola o a la fama literaria internacional antes de que 2666 estableciera su reputaci n para siempre. El libro gan el Premio Herralde de Novela y el Premio R mulo Gallegos, y fue uno de los libros del a o para The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times y The New York Times Book Review.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

A National Bestseller

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Ces rea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run.

The explosive first long work by the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time (Ilan Stavans, Los Angeles Times), The Savage Detectives follows Belano and Lima through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa. This chorus includes the muses of visceral realism, the beautiful Font sisters; their father, an architect interned in a Mexico City asylum; a sensitive young follower of Octavio Paz; a foul-mouthed American graduate student; a French girl with a taste for the Marquis de Sade; the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky; a Chilean stowaway with a mystical gift for numbers; the anorexic heiress to a Mexican underwear empire; an Argentinian photojournalist in Angola; and assorted hangers-on, detractors, critics, lovers, employers, vagabonds, real-life literary figures, and random acquaintances.

A polymathic descendant of Borges and Pynchon, Roberto Bola o traces the hidden connection between literature and violence in a world where national boundaries are fluid and death lurks in the shadow of the avant-garde. The Savage Detectives is a dazzling original, the first great Latin American novel of the twenty-first century.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307476111
  • ISBN-10: 0307476111
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Page Count: 609
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


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