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Roberto Bolaño, The Unknown University

A deluxe edition of Bolaño’s complete poetry
Roberto Bolaño, The Unknown University
From New Directions: ‘Perhaps surprisingly to some of his fiction fans, Roberto Bolaño touted poetry as the superior art form, able to approach an infinity in which “you become infinitely small without disappearing.” When asked, “What makes you believe you’re a better poet than a novelist?” Bolaño replied, “The poetry makes me blush less.” The sum of his life’s work in his preferred medium, The Unknown University is a showcase of Bolaño’s gift for freely crossing genres, with poems written in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized. “Poetry,” he believed, “is braver than anyone.”’ The Unknown University will be published on 24 May 2013 [Read More]

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