Putas asesinas

Putas asesinas

by Roberto Bolaño

In dreizehn unwiderstehlich komischen, abgründigen Erzählungen zeichnet er die Lebenslinien von Menschen nach, die auf der Flucht sind: vor Armut und Gewalt, vor allem aber vor sich selbst.

Wo auch immer Bolaños Figuren landen auf der Welt, sie tragen die Zeichen ihrer Verstörung mit sich.

  • Language: Spanish
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Rating: 3.86
  • Pages: 225
  • Publish Date: November 1st 2005 by Anagrama
  • Isbn10: 8433968084
  • Isbn13: 9788433968081

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No se qué es lo que más me gusta de leer a Bolaño, pero lo que tengo claro es que me encanta.

What I liked the most was the dreamy feeling I got while reading his stories, like I was sitting together with Bolaño at a bonfire and he was murmuring some tales about his life. Two of the stories are narrated by B., of whom I hear that represents the author himself and also appears in Last Evenings on Earth... It means that six stories are only in Putas asesinas. The only story that brakes the pattern of the first-person narrative is precisely Putas asesinas, which is told in the form of a monologue. I'll focus a bit on the stories that are to be found only in this collection (please correct me if I'm wrong, those of you who are true Bolaño fans, especially Mike Puma - assuming that you would read this review in the first place): The protagonist in Prefiguration of Lalo Cura - la locura, right? As I've also stated in my status update, Bolaño managed to write a story about soccer that didn't bore me for a second, which is truly amazing (I tend to avoid all writing involving sports).

Dejeme decir que algunos de sus cuentos se parecen a las etiquetas de los frascos que encuentra uno en el bano: no entiende uno de que se tratan los ingredientes, pero igual termina leyendolas. Reconozco que disfruto las historias que me llevan por Europa de la mano de algun latino loco.

Ese contar temas hondos que joden e importan tanto, pero sin palabras, dejándolo entrever en un texto que habla de otras cosas: de un paseo que no resultó como esperaba, de la pobreza de algunas personas, de las características de un viaje.

For most of his early adulthood, Bolaño was a vagabond, living at one time or another in Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, France and Spain. This was confirmed by Jorge Herralde, who explained that Bolaño "abandoned his parsimonious beatnik existence" because the birth of his son in 1990 made him "decide that he was responsible for his family's future and that it would be easier to earn a living by writing fiction." However, he continued to think of himself primarily as a poet, and a collection of his verse, spanning 20 years, was published in 2000 under the title The Romantic Dogs. Bolaño was survived by his Spanish wife and their two children, whom he once called "my only motherland." Although deep down he always felt like a poet, his reputation ultimately rests on his novels, novellas and short story collections.