The Romantic Dogs: 1980-1998 (Paperback)

1980-1998

By Roberto Bolano, Laura Healy (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218016, 143pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008

Spring 2009 Poetry List

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Description

Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has caught on like a house on fire, and The Romantic Dogs, a bilingual collection of forty-four poems, offers American readers their first chance to encounter this literary phenomenon as a poet: his own first and strongest literary persona. These poems, wide-ranging in forms and length, have appeared in magazines such as Harper's, Threepenny Review, The Believer, Boston Review, Soft Targets, Tin House, The Nation, Circumference, A Public Space, and Conduit. Bolano's poetic voice is like no other's: "At that time, I'd reached the age of twenty/and I was crazy. /I'd lost a country/but won a dream./Long as I had that dream/nothing else mattered...."
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