Cowboy Graves: Three Novellas
Roberto Bolaño

Cowboy Graves: Three Novellas

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One more journey to the universe of Roberto Bola o, an essential voice of contemporary Latin American literature

Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a revolutionary talent. Roberto Bola o's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into fiction is unmistakable in these three novellas. In Cowboy Graves, Arturo Belano--Bola o's alter ego--returns to Chile after the coup to fight with his comrades for socialism. French Comedy of Horrors, takes the reader to French Guiana on the night after an eclipse where a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in Fatherland, a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as the woman he is obsessed with disappears in the ensuing violence and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead.

These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bola o's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his triumphs, while deepening our reverence for his gifts.

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Published by: Penguin Press
Translated by: Natasha Wimmer
Pub date: 02/16/2021
Binding type: Hardcover
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780735222885
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    One more journey to the universe of Roberto Bola o, an essential voice of contemporary Latin American literature

    Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a revolutionary talent. Roberto Bola o's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into fiction is unmistakable in these three novellas. In Cowboy Graves, Arturo Belano--Bola o's alter ego--returns to Chile after the coup to fight with his comrades for socialism. French Comedy of Horrors, takes the reader to French Guiana on the night after an eclipse where a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in Fatherland, a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as the woman he is obsessed with disappears in the ensuing violence and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead.

    These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bola o's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his triumphs, while deepening our reverence for his gifts.