Distant Star (Unabridged) Distant Star (Unabridged)

Distant Star (Unabridged‪)‬

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Beschreibung des Verlags

A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship.

The star of Roberto Bolano's hair-raising novel Distant Star is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an air force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise involving sky-writing, poetry, torture, and photo exhibitions.

For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novel By Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.")

Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano."

GENRE
Belletristik
ERZÄHLER:IN
WK
Walter Krochmal
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
DAUER
04:43
Std. Min.
ERSCHIENEN
2013
13. Mai
VERLAG
Audible Studios
PRÄSENTIERT VON
Audible.de
GRÖSSE
220,7
 MB

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