The Romantic Dogs
1980-1998Book - 2008
Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has caught on like a house on fire, andThe 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 asHarper's,Threepenny Review,The Believer,Boston Review,Soft Targets,Tin House,The Nation,Circumference,A Public Space, andConduit. 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
Characteristics: 143 p. ; 20 cm
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