by Roberto Bolano


Tres | 9780330529990 | Roberto Bolano

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:26/02/2013 by Pan Macmillan


Roberto Bolano’s own preferred literary persona was as a poet and Tres is his most inventive and bracing collection.

As the title implies, the collection is composed of three sections. `Prose from Autumn in Gerona’, a cinematic series of prose poems, slowly reveals a subtle and emotional tale of unrequited love by presenting each scene, shattering it, and piecing it all back together, over and over again. The second part, `The Neochileans’, is a sort of On the Road in verse, which narrates the travels of a young Chilean band on tour traveling north from Chile to Peru and Ecuador. Finally, the collection ends with a series of short poems that take us on `A Stroll Through Literature’ reminding us of Bolano’s masterful ability to walk the line between the comically serious and the seriously comical.

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