The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño

The Insufferable Gaucho

Roberto Bolaño with Chris Andrews (Translator)

164 pages first pub 2003 (editions)

fiction essays short stories challenging dark reflective slow-paced


As Pankaj Mishra remarked in The Nation, one of the remarkable qualities of Bolano's short stories is that they can do the "work of a novel." The Insufferable Gaucho contains tales bent on returning to haunt you. Unpredictable, daring, and highly ...

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mysterious 50%


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