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Bolano, Roberto (Author); Andrews, Chris (Translator) & Wimmer, Natasha (Translator). THE SECRET OF EVIL. New York City, NY: New Directions, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 145 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of the author's unfinished writings. Now considered a contemporary classic. 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 small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Roberto Bolano's "The Secret of Evil" in a felicitous English translation. Marks the very first collaboration between Chris Andrews and Natasha Wimmer, Roberto Bolano's indefatigable (and heroic) translators in English. It is the ultimate posthumous tribute to Roberto Bolano's genius: A collection of fragments and unfinished pieces he left behind that were found in his computer after his death. That they ostensibly "extend the intricate, single web that is the work of Roberto Bolano" does not mean they cohere, but rather that Bolano's devoted readers have to have in published form every last scrap of paper Bolano wrote on. Considering how much Roberto Bolano now means to contemporary literature, they are not wrong to be so loyal and grateful. "The real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Roberto Bolano collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (visible wear on the top corner of DJ spine, a publisher's flaw, NOT from handling or use, but it's there) is still in fine condition: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. The boards are sharp, NO bumping at all. It is priced accordingly. Please note: Copies available online have even more serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A near-fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERTO BOLANO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0811218155. $30.00

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