Category Archives: Translations

Excerpt from Tres published in BOMB magazine

BOMB magazine have published an excerpt from Laura Healy’s forthcoming translation of Bolaño’s poetry collection Tres. The poem was online for a limited time and has since been taken down from their site. We have it here though. Pre-order the … Continue reading

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The Translators: Audio Interview & Reading with Natasha Wimmer

Natasha Wimmer discusses translating Bolaño’s major novels and reads a translation in progress from Entre Parentesis (Between Parentheses). Listen here….

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Interview: Natasha Wimmer on translating Bolaño’s sex scenes

“Metió los dedos hasta el fondo, la chica gimió y alzó la grupa, sintió que sus yemas palpaban algo que instantáneamente nombró con la palabra estalagmita. He pushed his fingers all the way in, the girl moaned and raised her … Continue reading

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The Translators: Laura Healy Interview

“The last 2 lines of “Roadster” will drive me crazy for the rest of my life! I so badly wanted to make them rhyme, as they do in the Spanish, but was never able to come up with a satisfying … Continue reading

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The Translators: Chris Andrews Interview

“One difficulty that crops up frequently in Bolaño is how to translate regional familiar language: Mexican or Chilean slang, for example. If you use regional terms in English it can be confusing for the reader, because they will hear the … Continue reading

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The Translators: Natasha Wimmer Interview

“I greatly admire Chris Andrews’s work and envy his friendship with Bolaño. He and I have never met—translators tend to work without much interaction with other translators—but who knows? I’d say there’s a good chance we’ll cross paths at some … Continue reading

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Washington Post:A Writer Crosses Over (2007)

“[T]he only protagonist of Bolaño’s work — the authentic heroine of his books — is literature itself. Literature as Golden Fleece or Holy Grail or Rosebud-branded sled pursued to the bitter end by men and women who believe solely in … Continue reading

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