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The spirit of science fiction / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Author/creator Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003 author.
Other author/creatorWimmer, Natasha, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description196 pages ; 22 cm
Uniform titleEspíritu de la ciencia-ficción. Englis
Abstract "Set in Mexico in the 1970s, the novel charts the literary and romantic escapades of two Chilean aspiring writers, employing a range of genres, from epistolary novel to science fiction to satire"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract Mexico, 1970s. Jan and Remo find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry, and, above all, with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world– or sacrifice themselves to it. The city tugs them in opposite directions. Jan withdraws from the world, shutting himself in their shared rooftop apartment where he feverishly composes fan letters to the stars of science fiction and dreams of cosmonauts and Nazis. Remo runs headfirst into the future, spending his days and nights with a circle of wild young writers, seeking pleasure in the city's labyrinthine streets, rundown cafés, and murky bathhouses. -- adapted from jacket
General note"Originally published in Spanish under the title El Espíritu de la ciencia-ficción by Alfaguara, Madrid."
Issued in other formOnline version: Bola©ło, Roberto, 1953-2003, author. Spirit of science fiction New York : Penguin Press, 2018 9780735222861
Issued in other formOnline version: Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003. Spirit of science fiction. New York : Penguin Press, 2018 9780735222861
Genre/formFICTION / Literary.
LCCN 2018006213
ISBN9780735222854 hardcover
ISBN0735222851 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
ISBN9781984877918 electronic book
Stock numberPenguin Group USA, Attn: Order Processing 405 Murray Hill Pkwy, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, 07073-2136 SAN 201-3975

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