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From A Stroll Through Literature

Poetry Roberto Bolaño
Translated from the Spanish by Laura Healy

I dreamt I was out walking on the boardwalk in New York and in the distance I could see the figure of Manuel Puig.

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No. 14

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Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico City, where he was a founder of the Infrarealist poetry movement. His novel 2666 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) received the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. “A Stroll Through Literature” is excerpted from Tres, which will be published by New Directions this fall. ​


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