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Bolano, Roberto (Author) & Natasha Wimmer (Translator). BETWEEN PARENTHESES: ESSAYS, ARTICLES, AND SPEECHES 1998-2003. New York City, NY: New Directions Books, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 390 pages. As New.

Massive posthumous collection of essays. One of the greatest literary collections of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in one elegant volume, Roberto Bolano's cultural journalism and literary essays. "Collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. Bolano's career as a non-fiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for 'The Savage Detectives'. He was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolano could also be tender and a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortazar, Parra) and favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously" (Publisher's blurb). "Between Parentheses" completes our picture of the one writer who is now universally regarded as the first truly great post-Magical Realism novelist, a man-of-letters in every sense: "The very highest level of literary achievement" (Colm Toibin). An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Roberto Bolano's great translator, Natasha Wimmer. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Many copies available online are damaged because the edition was issued without a DJ and also because of shoddy packing and poor handling on the publisher's part. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0811218147. $150.00

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