Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Sweet Spot, part 2

Combining the interests of all four of the readers of this blog: The publication of the English translation of a novel by Roberto Bolaño, written during the last five years of his life and discovered among his papers. The hero of "The Third Reich" is a wargamer, skilled at a board game called "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", which actually exists.

Published a year ago in Spanish, the book has already gotten a lot of on-line interest in the gaming community...

Adding to the hysteria in certain circles is the planned initial publication of the translation in The Paris Review in four installments over the next year.

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