Link dump of the day

Despite its condescending opening (“It’s part of the rhythm of our self-absorbed American culture that we seem able to process only one foreign language writer at time. But when we do, story we do it with a vengeance.”), discount this Fresh Air story about Bolaño and 2666 extols his writing and adds to the acclaim of the novel.
This time at Flavorwire/Flavorpill:

FW: Who are your favorite authors, story
and who are your favorite authors to translate?

NW: A few recent favorites: Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Senselessness and Francisco Goldman’s The Art of Political Murder (try reading these back to back; two very different treatments of the same Central American tragedy). Also, more about
in no particular order: V. S. Naipaul, medicine Norman Rush, David Foster Wallace, John Updike, Geoff Dyer, Ann Beattie, Alice Munro, George Saunders. Among others. I don’t really have a favorite author to translate: some styles come more naturally than others, but by the time I’ve worked through a book it’s so familiar that it’s hard for me to judge it objectively.

This time at Flavorwire/Flavorpill:

FW: Who are your favorite authors, story
and who are your favorite authors to translate?

NW: A few recent favorites: Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Senselessness and Francisco Goldman’s The Art of Political Murder (try reading these back to back; two very different treatments of the same Central American tragedy). Also, ask
in no particular order: V. S. Naipaul, pills
Norman Rush, David Foster Wallace, John Updike, Geoff Dyer, Ann Beattie, Alice Munro, George Saunders. Among others. I don’t really have a favorite author to translate: some styles come more naturally than others, but by the time I’ve worked through a book it’s so familiar that it’s hard for me to judge it objectively.

Awesome painting of Bolaño: http://welcomefriendorfoe.blogspot.com/2008/12/roberto-bolao.html

A 2001 interview with Bolaño: http://voidmanufacturing.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/roberto-bolano-interview/

Financial Times review: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7c4c7cd2-c264-11dd-a350-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1

Times (London) review: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article5286494.ece

Chicago Tribune review: tadalafil
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