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Nazi Literature in the Americas (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)

by Roberto Bolano

The Bolaño Syllabus: A Final Reckoning 9

What you need to read, what you might want to, and what you can pass over without losing sleep.

Fleeing Forward: On César Aira’s Varamo 7

It becomes obvious that Aira is not merely using Varamo’s story as a guidebook describing his literary method, but rather that Aira is mocking these radical ideas of textual production in the same sentences in which he is defending them.

War Games: On Roberto Bolaño's The Third Reich 16

A mail-in card in my copy of “Richtofen’s War: The Air War 1914-1918″ reads, “Please send me your colorful brochure describing all Avalon Hill games and Play-by-Mail kits and your exclusive gaming magazine. I swear that I have the necessary grey-matter to enjoy your games.”

Most Anticipated: The Great 2012 Book Preview 83

At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.

The Bolaño Syllabus, Updated 6

With a new title appearing practically every quarter, where should a Bolañophile turn first?

Diamond Dust: Roberto Bolaño's The Skating Rink 2

In The Skating Rink, Bolaño is more interested in pushing the boundaries of genre fiction than solving the crime.

A Bolaño Syllabus 16

To help acclimate newcomers to this odd and essential author; to continue mapping the Bolañoverse, as Malcolm Cowley mapped Yoknapatawpha; and to impose some order on the flood of Bolaño releases, The Millions offers a syllabus.

Most Anticipated: Rounding Out 2009, An Epic Year for Books 26