Perhaps surprisingly to some of his fiction fans, Roberto Bolaño touted poetry as the superior art form. When asked, 'What makes you believe you're a better poet than a novelist?' Bolaño replied, 'The poetry makes me blush less'. In 1993, fearing for his health, Bolaño began collecting the poetry he had written since his arrival in Spain in 1977. This bilingual edition of The Unknown University represents the author's definitive work in his preferred medium. With poems written in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized, The Unknown University is a showcase of Bolaño's gift for freely crossing genres. It confirms once again the undeniable genius of this giant of Latin American literature.
"Three painters (from Europe, Mexico and the United States) in this extensive study are united by landscapes that are imbued with their respective spirits and within the call of Expressionism. Documents the surrounding evolution and antecedents that gave rise to Expressionism with essays by Lily Kassner, Laura Gonzlez Matute, Carlos Blas Galindo. The book is profusely illustrated with reproductions in color of the three painters, as well as of other artists tied to the Expressionism and the currents that they preceded them. The links to Van Gogh of Dr. Atl and Pablo O'Higgins, though of different time periods and focus give rise to a deeper view Expressionism as well as of their individual work"--Provided by vendor.