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Even care about such rules all great art is simply unconscious of any such constraints but I must also add that novelists that write just for sake of breaking those rules are also showing a similar consciousness of those rules and so are still prisioned by those very rules it is just that they are locked out rather than locked in a true rebel isn t one who just breaks rules that just means pretentious disobedience but one who does that for a reason Writers like Beckett Borges Calvino Woolf and Joyce might look like breaking such rules but I don t think that they were trying so hard to do so it is just that they had something to write and when they pursued that something some rules got broken Others like Dostoevsky Flaubert Charlotte Bronte might look like following those rules they weren t it is just that what they write happened to be within realm of such rules And they too created something beautiful and not merely coping other novelsAnd in this case it is not so while there is no story no plot no anything there is nothing much valuable to replace it with either just a bunch of sexual crimes described in vignettes that have prose that sometimes read beautifully but not so much Antwerp is unexpectedly brilliant for such a short work 78 pages mostly half filled It is composed of 56 short fragments each the length of a single paragraph of disjointed surreal prose poetry which tell a strange and complex story through the implied connections between these impressionistic imagesThis was Bola o s first novel which he tinkered with for twenty ears before publishing It is almost like a key to his work a framework for what would come later It features Bola o s obsession with sexual violence but there is something much deeper here a recurring uestioning a relentless search for meaning and purpose The writing is darkly comedic full of strange uips and asides which seem to exist outside the universe of the novel This is the genesis of Bola o as a writer It is deeply personal Bola o himself exists inside the novel and the novel as much as it is about any one thing is really about his being born and defined as a writer It s clear that not everyone would enjoy this this kind of thing and I m cautious about turning the wrong type of reader onto this novel and so I present the below passage which is chapter 2 in its entirety Twin highways flung across the evening when everything seems to indicate that memory and finer feelings are kaput like the rental car of a tourist who unknowingly ventures into war zones and never returns at least not by car a man who speeds down highways strung across a zone that his mind refuses to accept as a barrier vanishing point the transparent dragon and in the news Sophie Podolski is kaput in Belgium the girl from the Montfaucon Research Center a smell unbefitting a woman and the lips say I see waiters hired for the summer walking along a deserted beach at eight o clock at night Slow movements real or unreal I don t know A sandswept group For an instant a fat eleven Matrimonio a la Fuerza (Saga Londres, year old girl lit up the public poolSo is Colan Yar afterou too The highway a black topped strip of prairie The man sits at one of the cafes in the hypothetical ghetto He writes postcards because breathing prevents him from writing the poems he d like to write I mean free poems no extra tax His eyes retain a vision of naked bodies coming slowly out of the sea Then all that s left is emptiness Waiters walking along the beach The evening light dismantles our sense of the wind If the above makes Devils Gate (NUMA Files, you furrowour brow and scratch Thunder Voice (Sam Keaton: Legends of Laramie your head in bewilderment thenou are probably right to give this one a miss However if Rebelde Rendición (Saga Londres, you are a fan of Bola o and this kind of writing lightsour brain on fire as it did mine then do not skip over this lesser known of his works Hmmm I ve read this and I still have no clue what it is This is just a pocket book 78 pages in all Split into 56 vignettes You could call it a crime story but there is #no evidence There is a narrative but only Bola o knows where #evidence There is a narrative but only Bola o knows where is It s like a cake before entering the oven All the ingredients are there the flour the baking powder the eggs but it s still not a cake I think I liked this I think Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegallyFor those who don t know in recent Wretched Moments years the new poster child for American intellectuals has become the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano for a whole perfect storm of small reasons a former leftist political radical who wrote manytimes impenetrably denseet poetic manuscripts his rough and tumble life led to his early death just a ear before the first of his dozen books started getting published in English a combination of circumstances that apparently the NPR crowd can t get enough of And indeed I was a big fan as well of the first Bolano book I read 1996 s Nazi Literature in the Americas an inventive speculative experiment in which he details Wikipedia style a whole series of fake in which he details Wikipedia style a whole series of fake intellectuals in both North and South America who never actually existed but as I ve come to realize while trying to make my way these last six months through his magnum opus 2666 which I m still only halfway done with and have now seen confirmed in his very first book Antwerp when lacking a compelling subject matter to hold a particular manuscript together Bolano s writing tends to devolve into typical flowery academic horsesh t territory as if he was literally sitting there with a giant stack of other books in front of him while writing his own picking random sentences from random volumes and writing them down in an random order and calling it art Antwerp is especially bad at this a collection of half page unrelated semi prose pieces that sound like they were written on the backs of bar napkins to prove to drunk girls how deep he was and I have to say that if this is the kind of stuff I can expect from the rest of Bolano s untranslated oeuvre then I m not looking forward to the rest of Bolano s untranslated oeuvre whatsoever I definitely plan on trying to finish 2666 and also plan on reading The Savage Detectives easily his best received book so far in the US and like Nazi Literature containing a strong theme holding the entire manuscript together oung wandering South American political rebels that is but for sure from this point on I m going to be a lot choosier about which Bolano projects I decide to take on a lesson I unfortunately had to learn the hard way in this caseOut of 10 22. Nto the unexplored depths of the modern novel Antwerp’s fractured narration in 54 sections voices from a dream from a nightmare from passers by from an omniscient narrator from “Roberto Bolaño” all speak moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone. D fleshHumble ghosts ascends At first this reads like a bunch of noir inflected prose poems but as the characters begin to repeat locations stubbornly reappear and dead bodies pile up in familiar configurations Falling Under (Walker Security you realize this is a deeply fractured crime novel of sorts Or maybe a hallucinatory poetic seuence that s extracted its essence from a well worn pile of detective fiction However SEX STAIN Will ou visit me My boss says it takes 054 seconds for a person to decide to open an email after reading the subject line But I took decisions And I also think there is an element of destiny here There is a book on my crotch The story I m reading is titled MY ONE TRUE LOVE There is a sex stain on his bed sheet This is the Swiss countryside Electric fences and cows grazing behind them Also little Santas hanging on attic windows Thank ou for this You are a terrific writer Give me a buzz when Lords of the Press you come this side of the town The society kids are playing badminton and not having sex which is strange given that this is vacation time and the parents are out the whole day Didou say sex storm There were white wires spread across his floor white wires and black pubes but all said and done I m a fan of his writing If Lifes a Pitch you come we will watch a strange and slow Chinese movie and I promiseou will cry if Castle Barebane you don t allowourself to get bored Late at night when the highways are otherwise empty a raging auto rickshaw looks like the bow head of mystery He is waiting for October for sixteen days of vacation when he will sit on a desk in Interlaken and write a masterpiece There is an element of destiny here Sometimes I read a large article and I immediately want to write an eually large response to it but then I spend a lot of time thinking of a title for my piece a title that can berate the title of that article that I m responding to and this search for a title is so tiring that I never uite end up writing my article Have Mixed Tape Series Volume you read my emailet Let us imagine Interlaken and let us imagine making love in the interval of that Chinese movie in The Magdalen your house in Interlaken Ohes don t forget me for it is I who has immortalized All the Devils are Here you On the doorknob hang unwashed boxer shorts The flower vases are filled with cigarette butts He has lost the simple abyss of the flower vase I have a job in Interlaken now I m happy because I can go to ski every day and meet mountain guides He is heartbroken that much is clear When I m spontaneous I write weird things like of women who arrive in a spaceship and plunder a town leaving nothing but a few dogs of singed skin who are too nostalgic to bark What comes out is unpublishable of course All spontaneity needs to be checked by a certain level of artifice Thankou for this I m excited to read this to discover the treasures it has to offer Will Miles to Go (The Walk, you visit me His clothes are strewn everywhere and his wardrobes are full of books This makes 2012 a ueer readingear for me The longest and the shortest books read have been by bolano And no I havnt read 2666 Nothing lasts the purely loving gestures of children tumble into the voidI hope this book is in my pocket at the moment of my death Cancer most likely or perhaps the cacophony of a horrific car crash Certainly not old age given my lifestyle though it is a nice dream Possibly a snap moment of gratuitous violence or any other aberration from the mundane that a solipsistic individual would register as the utter apocalypse Whatever the circumstances I can only hope that my blood soaks into the pages of this beautiful work as I am ejected from this world as I pass from present past tense and #I move from a reality of physical to one of prose Because once we are gone all that remains #move from a reality of the physical to one of prose Because once we are gone all that remains the stories anecdotes like metaphors that build towards an impression of personality which seem like fiction due to the undeniable degree of exaggeration or polishing in order to drive home a perfect point Antwerp by Roberto Bola o is the immaculate lovechild of the novella and the prose poem a surrealistic mosaic impression of the world built through page length chapters of prose that tell a story somewhat the way a poem provides an abstract account of reality Set mostly in Barcelona Antwerp dances in disjointed scenes of campgrounds hotel rooms ghettos and bars following the lives of those surrounding the character Roberto Bolano as he wanders about and writes There is murder there is intrigue there is loneliness and there is silence Silence is love just as The Wake your raspy voice is a bird Bola o wrote that the only novel that doesn t embarrass me is Antwerp much like how he says his poetry makes him blush less than his prose Antwerp written when he was 27 but not published until theear before his death seems to be the coming of age moment in his writing Although it would be another decade before he would switch from poetry to novels this wonderfully avant garde work of his feels like the growth spurt of his brilliance as he dares to dream and experiment All his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels and Bola o dares to make something that is both is and isn t a novel with these 56 prose segments The stories diverge and scatter with a dreamlike uality to them events often appearing in a collection of juxtaposed fragments Memories flash like lightning across the sky blinking on and off to light the darkness and disappear again Everything is slippery and elusive There s a secret sickness called Lisa Like all sicknesses it s miserable and it comes on at night This has been my second reading of the book the first being the slightly different draft that appears in The Unknown University under the earlier title People Walking Away I tend to prefer the earlier title because isn t that much of what life inevitably is People scattering like shrapnel each towards their own horizon Their shadows lingering last like children called home for bedtime stretched out long and grand before vanishing forever455 Of what is lost irretrievably lost all I wish to recover is the daily availability of my writing lines capable of grasping me by the hair and lifting me up when I m at the end of my strength Significant said the foreigner Odes to the human and the divine Let my writing be like the verses of by Leopardi that Daniel Biga recited on a Nordic bridge to gird himself with courage All his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels I agree and also knowledge of any such rules only imprison the imagination of novelists Still lots of great novels break those rules but not all of them I think a novelist shouldn Ents are here highly compressed at the moment when his talent explodes From this springboard which Bolaño chose to publish in 2002 twenty Circus Act (Spy Pups years after he’d written it “and even that I can’t be certain of” as if testing out a high dive he would plunge Infuriatingly abstract Thematically nebulous super dooper ah ambiguous More poem than novel less flash fiction than sporadic spurts of cranial activity odd observations The atmosphere of desolation the most popular and valuable of all of Bolano s writerly attributes is splintered and refuses to be a twig a branch or a tree Is this the act of an anarchist It never makes a point or implies that it will I guess its unapologetic Anyway it s like seeing beauty but only through some super smudgy very odd lens The only novel that doesn t embarrass me is Antwerp Roberto Bola oA uick look at the reviews for this book show some people who really don t like it They are probably rightThis is aoung work It s darkly romantic without sentimentality It wears it s belief in the power of literature and words right on it s sleeve so to speak because books don t have sleeves and this one doesn t even have a dust jacket Of what is lost irretrievebly lost all I wish to recover is the daily availablity of my writing lines capable of grasping me by the hair and lifting me up when I m at the end of my strengthThere isn t necessarily a story going on here More of a collection of impressions from a murky moment of hazy criminality There is a logic of Daffodil Girls youth here a wide eyedet jaded perspective that moves along an edge just that side of respectability but still close enough to the safe world that one is not irrevocably lost to the nether world of drug dealers and narcs who finger bang 18 The Private Lives of the Saints year old girls in the ass and bums who share the nocturnal spaces open to those who choose to sleep outside of safe homes This is Play the flute O dear death Frantic solitude engravesInour mellow embrace Letters of a fleeting breathSometimes I just lay on the floor fearing of being drowned in the emotional mayhem conferred by a book for being loyal to its words And then at times when I have no answers to the myriad uestionnaires I seek refuge in these written words as a lost soul finding its home The desire for a transparent ceiling seems surreal like a fish praying for wings The fatalities of trust love sex respect ethics sovereignty muddied in doubt are far from being a pompous cavalcade of death or life a grotesue portrait of ceremonial inscrutability Words are empty branded over their breasts the mouth less women lead a comatose march down the street bowing to the old man comforting a frightened bleeding vagina Don t be afraid screamed the anarchic breeze thrusting the penis through obedient surrender A violence of an unapologetic penis behind the flowery enchanted mirage Destroy Biggles Goes to War your stray phrases resonate through the ears of the nameless girl as courage is terrifying than pleasure Theouth at the newspaper stand stood aghast at the sight of six mutilated corpses strewn on the pages Six campers dead Kids blown up Power is the heroin of vengeance Doubt its coke Death suads parading in patriotic veils a tribute to the dirty war Anonymous lives constricted to the page of a newspaper archive A man carrying a tin of sardines asking for a match People stare at his hunchback while he lights his half cigarette Robert Bolano was his name the man who offered hunchback a cigarette light Mexico is his mind Spain his heart A blonde comes running into his arms singing her love a fleeting happy memory for she would eventually break his heart Police sprint like a wild stampede scouting pretty faces for the night as the hunchback runs through the woods An Englishman strapping a white sheet #onto the burly tree at the end of the bicycle road #the burly tree at the end of the bicycle road stomping of angry feet the feeble BREATHE OF A VAGRANT POLLUTE THE SANITY OF THE of a vagrant pollute the sanity of the the Englishman trying to pen words the hunchback running through the bicycle path a deafening explosion a crimson sardine graffiti The cold steel burns in the wrath of a running train the monotonous perversion of an obstinate contraption A sorrowful cry of anguish from a nameless girl Will death be peaceful than life someone drags her to an isolated building a tranuil hospice Papers or sex Drugs or sex Torture or a smoky barrel Rational or Irrational Traitors Drive all the hunchbacks to the sea We do not want our children with humps Let them be washed like footsteps on the sand My land Our Land No muddied blood purity the rebellion of selfish mouths A camouflaging devil ironically promises paradise The ghosts of past are dismissed on hallucinatory grounds A curly haired writer walks in a bar bartender pours him a drink A deadly bomb Somewhere a cat loses its whiskers The record playing an old song but the dancing stops Faces on the wall Photos in case files Reminiscences in an album lingering in grieving hands Grenades are the new voices and gangsters their mothers The girl who wrote dragons succumbed to the cannibal figs The cops are tired now and all they need is a fuck Burn those files Damn those fuckers Another immigrant dissolved in acidic wrath The unemployed Mission New York (Scavenger Hunt Adventure youth rests reading the crime story of an amateur writer gazing at the drug laden whore Memory slowly dictated soundless sentences Beware of Colan Yar Fleeou silly birds before the wolf and its warriors gulp Dominion (Life After you down The mouth less women reappear cleaning the blood stained road to Antwerp pigs chewing on an pale arm Iearn for the cerulean heavens but the wretched vertical opaueness blurs my sight I still lay on the hard floor Then I think of Bolano and his psyche of writing this poetic chronicle His words sprinting on the paper amid the rapes and murders committed behind meticulously festooned habitats I think about Sara Bendeman Lola Muriel and several women an innocence lost in swirling vortex of torment All those hunchbacks who could never build a home away from home In an interview Bolano had declared his children to be his true motherland It is to them that he found a true sense of belonging His was a nomad all through his life through his travels and his wandering mind Reality is a drag Hallucination the festering mental fa ade But isn t life an ornate fa ade after all Everyone wants to wear their rose tinted blinders and sweep the pragmatic debris in their basement Genuine voices are muted by vacant pride and rage and violence BECOME MUTINOUS GOLD FACES AND NAMES WALK INTO NOTHINGNESS mutinous gold Faces and names walk into nothingness time gladly literature brings them alive Bolano awakens the dead and give them their voices once again He brings Sophie Podolski back into my room This 55 piece fragmented articulation is a lyrical ode to asphyxiated bureaucracy and to countless who rebel with transparent dragonsPlay the flute O dear death Wild figs eat themselvesFrom their ranci. As Bolaño’s friend and literary executor Ignacio Echevarría once suggested Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolaño’s fictional universe Reading this novel the reader is present at the birth of Bolaño’s enterprise in prose all the elem. ,


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