Nazi Literature in the Americas


The first UK publication of the brilliant and innovative work that made Bolaño the most admired Spanish writer of his generation

ISBN: 9780330510509 Author: Bolano, Roberto Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 1st January 2010 Imprint: Picador Cover: Hardback Dewey: 863.64 (edition:22) Pages: 259 Edition: Main Market Ed. Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Nazi Literature in the Americas presents itself as an encyclopaedia of extremely right-wing writers. Composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors (the nations with the most representatives are Argentina, with eight, and the USA, with seven), Nazi Literature describes, in fourteen thematic sections, the writers’ lives, politics, and literary works. It includes bibliographies, cross-references, and an epilogue (‘For Monsters’). Although the writers are invented, they are all carefully and credibly situated in real literary worlds: his characters encounter Allen Ginsberg, Octavio Paz, and Lezama Lima. Remarkably inventive, chilling, and witty, Nazi Literature in the Americas offers keen insights into the workings of an extraordinarily fecund literary imagination.

In stock