By Roberto Bolaño
Uno de los 10 libros del año del
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Cuatro académicos tras l. a. pista de un enigmático escritor alemán; un periodista de Nueva York en su primer trabajo en México; un filósofo viudo; un detective de policía enamorado de una esquiva mujer —estos son algunos de los personajes arrastrados hasta los angeles ciudad fronteriza de Santa Teresa, donde en l. a. última década han desaparecido cientos de mujeres.
Publicada póstumamente, los angeles última novela de Roberto Bolaño no sólo es su mejor obra y una de las mejores del siglo XXI, sino uno de esos excepcionales libros que trascienden a su autor y a su época para formar parte de los angeles literatura common.
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He hoped to be on hand to get pictures of it, and so sent his airship ahead at top speed. On and on they rode, being as much at ease in the air as they would have been if traveling in a parlor car. They did not fly high, as it was necessary to be fairly close to the earth to get good pictures. "Well, I guess we won't have any luck to−day," remarked Ned, as night approached, and they had had no sight of the elephants. They had gone over mile after mile of jungle, but had seen few wild beasts in sufficient numbers to make it worth while to focus the camera on them.
As the travelers flew on, over the jungle, they could still hear the racket made by the hunters and beaters, and the shrill trumpeting of the elephants, as they crashed through the forest. Tom at once began changing the film in the camera, and Ned altered the course of the airship, to send it back toward the stockade, which they had passed just before coming upon the herd of elephants. I presume most of my readers know what an elephant drive is like. A stockade, consisting of heavy trees, is made in the jungle.
Nestor. I will not go into details of the long trip to Switzerland, where, amid the mountains of that country, Tom hoped to get the view he wanted. Sufficient to say that the airship made good time after leaving India. Sometimes Tom sent the craft low down, in order to get views, and again, it would be above the clouds. "Well, another day will bring us there," said Tom one evening, as he was loading the camera with a fresh roll of films. " "Yes, we're making pretty good time," remarked Ned, as he looked at the speed gage.