Thursday, March 29, 2012

Roberto Bolano's "I Can't Read"

In the April 2012 Harper's Magazine, Roberto Bolano's "I Can't Read" has a final paragraph that will make you chuckle. Alas, it's trapped behind a paywall. Even if it's not Bolano's best writing, and was left unpublished but saved on his hard drive for a reason, this blogger is a fan. At the end, Bolano reports that he is getting trashed by Chilean writers from both left and right-wing political positions, and that it is most likely either due to the major prize he had recently won or his offending teeth. And I'd say that life, often, can be just like that.

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