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Critical Praise

"The most influential and admired novelist of his generation."

—Susan Sontag

"Not since Gabriel García Márquez…has a Latin American redrawn the map of world literature so emphatically as Roberto Bolaño does…. It’s no exaggeration to call him a genius."

—Ilan Stavans, The Washington Post Book World

"[Bolaño’s] work . . . is as vital, thrilling and life-enhancing as anything in modern fiction."

—Christopher Goodwin, The Sunday Times (London)

"Novelists have been smashing high and low together for a century, but Bolaño does it with the force of a supercollider."

—Daniel Zalewski, The New Yorker

"[Bolaño] has the natural storyteller’s gift --- but more important, he has the power to lend an extraordinary glamour to the activities of making love and making poetry."

—Edmund White

"A successor to Borges, García Márquez, and Julio Cortázar."

—Siddhartha Deb, Harper’s Magazine

"[Bolaño] makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world."

—Ben Richards, The Guardian

"When I read Bolaño I think: Everything is possible again."

—Nicole Krauss