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Distant Star is an expansion of the final section of that earlier book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Friends and acquaintances disappear or are disappeared.

The atrocities committed by the Pinochet coup in Chile provide the historical framework. El calentamiento de la tierra.

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stra One need not be excessively optimistic to find a certain encouragement in the thought that there is no knowing what a book may come to mean to readers scattered far away in space and time. Ese exilio, solo deja eso, pedazos de historias personales que se pueden intentar reconstruir, y las amistades, las familias, van quedando en el camino.

A brilliant miniature of the tenderness and sadism of s Southern Cone poetry and politics. He is part of a group of friends, all of whom are would-be poets, among them the beautiful and talented Garmendia sisters and an elegant young man rumored to be the lover of at least one of them, Alberto Ruiz-Tagle. The fictional narrator of Distant Star, with little surprise is one of them: Retrieved 24 August Let it be known that I love this writer’s works, and ‘The Savage Detectives’, in particular.


Quotes from Distant Star. Genre-bending novels are often the most interesting ones.

Written in the skies

Better to become an undercover poet. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Sometimes I had laughing fits reading the interviews. The book is narrated from a distance by Arturo B. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The novel reads like a joint venture of Nabokov and Eric Ambler.

A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship. He flies to Antartica. My role was limited to preparing refreshments, consulting a few books, and discussing the reuse of numerous paragraphs with Arturo and the increasingly animated ghost of Pierre Menard.

He is in the air force, and takes to sky-writing, trying to inscribe the heavens themselves with his poetry which generally only works, at best, fleetingly. Per cui, vi raccomando di leggere anche questo romanzo. From that moment on, the narrator, like so many of his bklano countrymen, is a haunted man.

Distant Star

For our unnamed narrator, who first I must applaud it for sheer inventiveness and bits of it definitely precurse certain parts of He says very little about the main character’s politics and instead focuses robetto his ‘esthetics’, his ‘revolutionary poetry’, his personal attractiveness.

Blackest satire, but also a monument to those who disappeared. While fictionalizin Forty years ago, Chile’s elected president, Salvador Allende, was overthrown by the Pinochet regime.


A much better primer for than The Savage Detectives – this one’s short and involves the same sort of style, themes, characters, geographic all-over-the-placeness, lists of books and writers some real, some so obscure they may as well be made upsoaring peaks, and dry valleys, but in this one there’s skywriting! Oct 28, Aubrey rated it really liked it Shelves: How do robegto as readers understand the impact of literary movements and art on crimes perpetrated against individuals?

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His next novel was bollano Savage Detectives”. It had such an effect on me. Lists with This Book. Distant Star is also, in part, a detective story, of trying to find the real Wieder or Ruiz-Tagle or whoever djstant is. I found it that good. Distant Star was written very quickly.

Don’t have a Kindle? Per approfondimenti su Stella distante: Share your thoughts with other customers. Mostly looking back at earlier times, the narrator, now living in Barcelona, like so many of his countrymen is a haunted man.

Neruda is one of my favorite poets, though it is notable that he stays deep in the background of this novel. In the current socio-political climate, he said to himself, committing suicide is absurd and redundant.