Between Parentheses (Paperback)
Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811222723, 390pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
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Between Parentheses collects Roberto Bolano's nonfiction: fiercely opinionated articles, speeches, essays, and talks, as well as most of the newspaper columns he wrote during the last five years of his life, when fame had come to him at last. Here we have a tender account of his return to Chile, reflections on family life, impassioned takes on books by writers Bolano admired (or vehemently despised), and advice on how to write a short story. Between Parentheses fully lives up to Bolano's own demands: "I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity on all levels.