Bolano, Roberto (Author) & Wimmer, Natasha (Translator/Signatory). BEACH: THE GRANTA MAGAZINE "ALIENS" ISSUE. London, England: Granta Books, 2011. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 264 pages. As New/As New.

Rare Roberto Bolano collectible item. A fine copy of the Granta Magazine "Aliens" Winter 2011 Issue, signed by his great translator, Natasha Wimmer. Bolano's posthumous contribution is "Beach", which marks its appearance in published form for the very first time. A superlative piece, it was subsequently included in the exhaustive collection, "Between Parentheses" (2011), also translated by Natasha Wimmer. The consistently high level of Bolano's virtuosity is almost miraculous when one sees it as having been achieved during a brief and miserable personal life. It was as though he turned to literature not just to complement or complete but to change his life altogether. By the time of his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 50, Bolano was universally regarded as the greatest Spanish-language novelist of our time. "The real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the first page of the Contribution by Roberto Bolano's great translator, Natasha Wimmer. It also comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of the National Book Festival during which her signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Granta Magazine Winter 2011 "Aliens" Issue available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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