Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Tupac of the literary world

More posthumous manuscripts by Chilean novelist Roberto Bolano (including a "sixth section" of 2666) have been found among his papers in Spain. I'm reading his The Savage Detectives now and loving the picaresque story of poetry and women in Mexico City. (Guardian)

The Wylie Agency, the literary agency, which recently took over the Bolaño estate, declined to comment about the reports. The novels apparently came to light when piles of documents, notebooks and diaries left behind by Bolaño were being sifted through.

It follows the discovery of another novel, entitled The Third Reich, which was shown to publishers at the Frankfurt book fair in October.

Publication of the books would add to the number of works by Bolaño due to appear over the next few years; the English translations of three novels and four collections of stories are already scheduled for the end of 2011.

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