After a nice lunch with Robt Archembeau Friday (nothing nicer than two fat poets having lunch) where we talked about this book.
I have just begun this book- but the inspiration of the first short story makes it worth going on. Right Wing Intellectuals get short shrift in the USA. The fact is that this is an area that needs more study.
In Latin America being a Right wing intellectual is not unknown- and Bolano- does something in this book that I think needs to be said- "Why are you Writing?" "what is your literary life about?"
I will continue to talk about this book as I enter it fully- but I must say Bolano is correct and he challenges every weak- milquetoast poet's work to mean something....