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The Romantic Dogs

1980-1998

Bolaño, Roberto

(Book - 2008)
The Romantic Dogs
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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...."
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2008
ISBN: 0811218015
9780811218016
Branch Call Number: 861.64 B687r 2008
Characteristics: 143 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Healy, Laura

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Bolaño is, perhaps, more well known for his fiction than his poetry, but he started as a poet and it was not until he needed to earn a living that he started writing novels. Much of his poetry has yet to be published and translated into one book. The Romantic Dogs, so far, is my favorite! Just re... Read More »


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