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Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003)

Autor(a) de 2666

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Obras de Roberto Bolaño

2666 (2004) 6,581 cópias
The Savage Detectives (1998) 5,288 cópias
By Night in Chile (2000) 1,430 cópias
Nazi Literature in the Americas (1996) 1,064 cópias
Distant Star (2004) 942 cópias
Amulet (1999) 883 cópias
The Third Reich (2011) 824 cópias
Last Evenings On Earth (1997) 803 cópias
The Skating Rink (1993) 627 cópias
Monsieur Pain (1999) 480 cópias
Antwerp (2002) 466 cópias
The Insufferable Gaucho (2003) 418 cópias
Woes of the True Policeman (2011) 346 cópias
A Little Lumpen Novelita (2002) 328 cópias
The Spirit of Science Fiction (2016) 292 cópias
Llamadas telefónicas (1997) 281 cópias
The Romantic Dogs (1993) 255 cópias
The Return (2012) 230 cópias
The Secret of Evil (2007) 208 cópias
The Unknown University (2007) 179 cópias
Cowboy Graves: Three Novellas (2017) 135 cópias
Tres (2000) 113 cópias
Cuentos completos (2015) 48 cópias
The Part About Amalfitano (2009) 34 cópias
Poesía reunida (2014) 21 cópias
Tres Novelas (2003) 13 cópias
Palabra de America (2004) 10 cópias
Sensini (1997) 5 cópias
Œuvres complètes. I (2020) 4 cópias
Œuvres complètes. III (2020) 4 cópias
Cuentos (2013) 4 cópias
Isprave za ples 3 cópias
Œuvres complètes. II (2020) 3 cópias
Tilsim (2013) 3 cópias
Lümpen Roman (2016) 2 cópias
Clara 2 cópias
En stjerne i det fjerne (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
CUENTOS COMPLETOS (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Mösyo Pain (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Gerçek Bir Polisin Çilesi (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
NE PARANTEZE 1 exemplar(es)
Carnet de bal 1 exemplar(es)
Estrela distante (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
666 1 exemplar(es)
Grobnice kauboja 1 exemplar(es)
Clara Beach 1 exemplar(es)
Ville detektiver (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Cuentos completos (2018) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero (2000) — Preface, algumas edições540 cópias
Granta 117: Horror (2011) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Grand Street 73: Delusions (1899) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Bolaño Ávalos, Roberto
Outros nomes
Belano, Arturo
Bolaño, Roberto
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Scattered at the Mediterranean sea, in front of Blanes (Girona)
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Santiago, Chili
Local de falecimento
Barcelona, Catalonia
Causa da morte
liver failure
Locais de residência
Santiago, Chili
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2008)
Rómulo Gallegos Prize (1999)



Roberto Bolano em South American Fiction-Argentine Writers (Fevereiro 2019)
2666 GROUP READ - Part 4 DISCUSSION THREAD ***Possible SPOILERS*** em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Novembro 2012)
2666 GROUP READ - Part 3 DISCUSSION THREAD ***Possible SPOILERS*** em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Julho 2012)
2666 GROUP READ - Part 2 DISCUSSION THREAD ***Possible SPOILERS*** em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Maio 2012)
GROUP READ -- 2666 By Roberto Bolaño em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Maio 2012)
2666 GROUP READ - Part 1 DISCUSSION THREAD ***Possible SPOILERS*** em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Abril 2012)
2666 GROUP READ - Part 5 DISCUSSION THREAD ***Possible SPOILERS*** em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Março 2012)
¡ 2 6 6 6 ! em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Outubro 2011)
2666 em Literary Snobs (Setembro 2010)
Robert Bolano and Jack Kerouac em Books Compared (Julho 2009)


Sprawling epic.

This took me a long time read, 116 days I think. There is in no doubt that it's masterful, Bolaño's writing is stylish and throbs with imagery and erudition, a rhapsodic climax to his life (he died whilst writing/editing this).

2666 is a five part gargantuan tome, each episode orbiting in varying proximity around a North-Mexican town, riddled with murders. It also has a backdrop of a German author's mystique (and life in the last chapter) which together serve leitmotifs and themes of loss, death, absence and violence.

The part about the crimes was particularly impressive. The relentless catalogue of death was special and like nothing I've read before. It had to be that long and there had to be that many for such devastating effect.

It reminded me of a dark David Mitchell novel; effortless genre-switching, bewildering pedantry.

It's definitely worth the effort, a great, great, novel, abundant with the human condition and the weaknesses and strengths of our species.
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Dzaowan | outras 182 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
I’ve never read anything quite like this. There’s definitely a reward in reading “2666,” but it’s nothing like other expansive books of this size and hype. It’s no “Infinite Jest,” for instance, in that you don’t feel this massive cerebral payout at the end, but you feel something when you’ve finished it. All in all, there is plenty of space for the reader to chew on what they’ve read, and that’s quite enough for me. There’s a high-brow element that doubles the reader’s satisfaction (because of said element, I can use the term “satisfaction” in my review).… (mais)
GDBrown | outras 182 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
A novel in 5 parts? 5 linked novels?

Interesting, exhausting, glad I read it but it is just too long and not as tight as it might have been.

We have academics in search of the mysterious German writer Archimboldi they all study. It's almost a club--and no one knows what happened to the author. These 3 go searching in Santa Teresa, Mexico, where rumor has it he has gone.

We have a drafted WW2 German soldier, Hans Reiter, who leaves his mother and sister and goes with his unit to Romania, Russia, and parts unnamed. He sees things, he is a bit of a loner, he manages to stay alive.

In Santa Teresa women are regularly murdered, there has to be a serial killer. (This is part 4, and it is exhausting.) Are the police incompetent? Are they afraid the cartel is involved and don't want to cross them? Or is the cartel involved and they are paying off/called off the police? They do occasionally make one-off domestic violence arrest. And then they pull in one man, a German immigrant who worked with one of the victims, and charge him with several of the murders. He holds press conferences and from jail and seems to run the place.

Back to Europe, we learn more about Reiter's life after the war. He is a survivor, and a loner, and we learn how these parts connect together.

Interesting, but I found there to be big gaps (ch 4 is exhausting and hard and even more so because what is Bolano's point?--it was inspired by murders in Juarez, but Bolano does not/did not get to make his point about murders of women vs police vs cartels vs what he is getting at?). And it's just unnecessarily long. The first two chapters are actually fairly funny knowing how some academics work, but they are still too long.
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Dreesie | outras 182 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Sprawling, fragmented, tedious for very long stretches, lifeless characters: '2666' is more of a relentless assault course than an education or pleasure. I can't believe I persisted to the end, but I'm glad I did, for the challenge of taking on a 'big' literary book. It may be clever, heroic and worthy as literary struggle and play, but it's not enriched or disrupted my sense of life and people, beyond marvelling at Bolano's capacity to indulge in postmodern meta-self-referential obsessions and concentric circles of storytelling within storytelling. Ho hum.

Update :

So, clearly I missed a lot in this. Many thanks to Chris Via for his excellent videos on 2666, I should have watched those before embarking on reading this. (Maybe I’ll read it again….) I would urge you to ignore my review and star rating and head straight to Chris’ YouTube channel at Leaf by Leaf https://youtube.com/@LeafbyLeaf. Mea culpa.
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breathslow | outras 182 resenhas | Jan 27, 2024 |


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