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A Little Lumpen Novelita: A Review

June 15 2015

Switchback contributing editor Colter Ruland reviews Roberto Bolaño's A Little Lumpen Novelita (New Directions), placing the novel in the larger context of Bolaño's other works: "It fits right into the 'Bolañoverse', a dark fictional realm of twentieth-century decay replete with poet-gangsters, psychological suspense, horror tropes, dark smoky atmospheres, heightened sexuality, and lots and lots of murder. Yet the restraint in Lumpen is astonishing, making it both the most and least Bolañoesque novel I've yet to read." Keep reading here!