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Regen Projects and kurimanzutto are pleased to present Distant Star/Estrella Distante, an exhibition based on the writings of Chilean born writer Roberto Bolaño. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende En “Estrella Distante”, una novela corta pero intensa, Bolaño traza la . Estrella distante has ratings and reviews. Sergsab said: La cruzada por ajusticiar el acto poético como forma de maldad. La importancia máxima.

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Return to Book Page. For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this “star” in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet’s regime. The narrator, unable to distxnte himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. He once described his novel By Night in Chile as “a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.

Paperbackpages. Published Bo,ano 17th by New Directions first published January 1st Spain ConcepcionChile. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Distant Starplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 30, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: This short novel has some similar elements to The Savage Detectivesbut it’s much darker.

The ominous political reality of Chile in the s and after pervades Distant Star. Friends and acquaintances disappear or are disappeared. Fascist villains as well as leftist heroes move easily throughout the Americas and Europe, adopting and discarding identities as they go. While reading, I also considered some questions of culpability.

What is our responsibility in the face of violence, racism, hatred, and evil? How do we as readers understand the impact of literary movements and art on crimes perpetrated against individuals? What is the relationship between the individual and the repressive state? And how do we as an audience negotiate the relationship between acts of violence and art?

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View all 20 comments. Hala, bir zaman bulsam da tekrar okusam derim. This short novel, that flew through the dark clouds covering an eerie 70’s era Chile was a breathtaking and chilling narrative that I wish could have gone on for so much longer. He takes his obsession with poets, adds the Chilean Air Force and in particular one Carlos Wieder, to create a compelling read that despite it’s short length, turned out to be the best of work I have read so far.

Turn up any This short novel, that flew through the dark clouds covering an eerie 70’s era Chile was a breathtaking and chilling narrative that I wish could have gone on for so much longer. Turn up any stone bolaano Chile, the poet Pablo Neruda used to say, diwtante five poets will crawl out. The fictional narrator of Distant Star, with little surprise is one of them: Unfortunately for him – and very soon, for them as well as others, the sisters only have eyes for another of the aspiring poets in their poetry workshop, the aloof and mysterious figure of Alberto Ruiz-Tagle Carlos Wiedera vaguely aristocratic young man who does not share the others political beliefs, freedoms, or bohemian lifestyles whilst also hiding a menacing secret.

The poetry workshops are taking place all over Chile in the early seventies, just as the socialist president Estfella Allende is being overthrown and General Pinochet’s brutal and victorious regime begins. In the vertiginous first chapter esteella Distant Star, we descend rapidly from the student world, of late nights, literature, and hopeless poetic passions, to the ghastly realities of military repression, murders, disappearances, and an all together uncertainty on what the future holds.


Mostly looking back at earlier times, the narrator, now living in Barcelona, like so many of his countrymen is a haunted man.

He spent several months in a concentration camp. Although he is eventually released without charge, he finds he has been expelled from his university and has no chance of getting work in Pinochet’s Chile. He then begins a wandering life in Europe that is forever defined by this historical turning point.

Hearing more about Ruiz-Tagle’s work as a writer, he now learns Tagle is also Carlos Wieder after re-invented himself as an officer in the Chilean Air Force. He is continuing his poetic career, however, using the small planes he pilots he write messages in the skies over Chile, combining violent and patriotic slogans.

This skywriting adds still further to the romantic reputation of the young officer, so that when he announces that he is holding a photographic open day style exhibition in his apartment, influential figures from the armed forces and Chilean high society show up for the showing.

But what they witness is the opposite of what they had been hoping for. Instead of romantic, bold, heroic images, they are suddenly confronted with the horror and brutality, inflicted in the name of Chile.

All the while, the narrator is still struggling to make a career, and coming to terms of what happened to him, his friends, and a generation brought up on literature.

This is one hell of a development if that’s what it is. I could have breezed through this in a couple of hours, but felt compelled to drag it out for as long as possible. I want to go back and read it again for the first time. It had such an effect on me. I found it that good. Hemen bitip, yitmesinden korktum. View all 5 comments.

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Apr 21, Araceli. Pero la verdad es que no hay “argumento”, casi no hay “trama” propiamente dicha. Nos encontramos con una serie de retratos de personajes, que el narrador va describiendo, uno tras otro; aunque, el eje bolamo es Carlos Wieder: Ahora le tengo ganas a Los Detectives Salvajes. Y no menos significativo es el principio: El tiempo, por ejemplo.

El calentamiento de la tierra. View all 4 comments. A diztante is forced into the Chilean air force and starts a new literary movement by writing poems in the sky above the Andes distane I feel that because I’ve already read the story which inspired this I didn’t really get anything new out of it.

I must applaud it for sheer inventiveness and bits of it definitely precurse certain parts of It’s fairly straightforward and is a great example of his unique prose and admirable characters. May 16, julieta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Porque cuando se pone chileno se pone muy muy chileno. Esta historia, la de Carlos Wieder, un maligno, un hombre hecho en el mundo militar de la dictadura chilena, en donde todo le es permitido. Ese exilio, solo deja eso, pedazos de historias personales que se pueden intentar reconstruir, y las amistades, las familias, van quedando en el camino.

Y el hecho de que lo puedan defender. Una historia de terror. Jul 28, Alejandra Restrepo B. Pero cuando empieza a ser tan reconocido muere. A brilliant miniature of the tenderness and sadism of s Southern Cone poetry and politics. Entrambi i libri vengono pubblicati nel Quello che il romanzo perde in compattezza, lo recupera in aperture: Nel romanzo, il punto resta quello.


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Per cui, spesso si allontana dal suo personaggio principale. Si creano delle aperture: Per cui, vi raccomando di leggere anche questo romanzo. Per approfondimenti su Stella distante: Una novela corta, oscura, y fascinante. Oct 28, Aubrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Paradigm shift, to put it concisely. Neither term is as stable as some would like, but that’s where all the fun resides. Among other things, this book is a perfect example of a work which has something ridiculously trope-esque, in this case myriad girlfriends in refrigerators, but has enough other characteristics of quality to integrate said trope into a holism that’s well worth engaging with.

I may not have been as forgiving had I not previously engaged with The Savage Detectivesbut that’s where the beauty of the “themes done to seeming death” comes in: However, I’d only do so with people who already embrace the necessity of critically engaging with any sort of creative work, as I have no interest in increasing fetishism of Nazis or government violence or hatred of women in distantw who think the shitty world they live in can’t possibly feed and feed off of the concrete pieces of abstract communication spawned by the world’s citizens, both shitty and otherwise.

With that said, if you read because you’re actively interested in revolution and not cause you want to get your dkstante rocks off: Jan 03, Lee rated it really liked it. A much better primer for than The Savage Detectives – this one’s short and involves the same sort of style, themes, characters, geographic all-over-the-placeness, lists of books and writers some real, some so obscure they may as well be made upsoaring peaks, and dry valleys, but in this one there’s skywriting!

En el Mal en general. Y en la justicia. Jul 18, Roger Brunyate rated it really liked it Shelves: Literary Keyholes In The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro painted an England as seen by the butler of a large house, whose keyhole view of the world, circumscribed by the minutiae of place-setting and gong-ringing, is so narrow that the truly great events—the approach to World War—can be seen only in narrow glimpses.

Almost all the books of his that I have read o Literary Keyholes In The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro painted an England as seen by the butler of a large house, whose keyhole view of the world, circumscribed by the vistante of place-setting and gong-ringing, is so narrow that the truly great events—the approach to World War—can be seen only in narrow glimpses.

Estrlela all the books of his that I have read or read about, from his very brief Antwerp to the enormouscontain references to writers and critics and tiny literary magazines, some made up, a few well known, and others real but so obscure that they might as well be made up.

His most extreme excursion into this genre is probably Nazi Literature in the Americasa catalog of ultra-right-wing or fascist writers in both continents, political fiction displayed through the medium of bibliographic fact. Distant Star is an expansion of the final section of that earlier book.