‘Prefiguration of Lalo Cura’

Na edição de dia 19, a New Yorker publica um conto de Roberto Bolaño que faz a arqueologia narrativa de uma das dezenas de personagens de 2666. Começa assim:

«It’s hard to believe, but I was born in a neighborhood called Los Empalados: The Impaled. The name glows like the moon. The name opens a way through the dream with its horn, and man follows that path. A quaking path. Invariably harsh. The path that leads into or out of Hell. That’s what it all comes down to. Getting closer to Hell or farther away. Me, for example, I’ve had people killed. I’ve given the best birthday presents. I’ve backed projects of epic proportions. I’ve opened my eyes in the dark. Once, I opened them by slow degrees in total darkness, and all I saw or imagined was that name: Los Empalados, shining like the star of destiny.»



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One Response to “‘Prefiguration of Lalo Cura’”

  1. francisco curate on Abril 15th, 2010 18:04

    O conto foi publicado em 2001, inserido no volume “Putas asesinas” (Ed. Anagrama). Lê-se melhor em «chileno» :) Abraço.

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