Roberto Bolaño – A Little Lumpen Novelita

The scene is Rome, at some unspecified time towards the end of the 20th century. A cry of ‘Fascism or barbarism!’ is occasionally heard from passing cars. ‘Economic conditions were deteriorating…. Something was wrong in Europe or Italy, I think. Or Rome. Or our neighbourhood.’

Written near the end of his life, this was the last of his books that Roberto Bolaño saw into print…

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