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Marcela Valdes

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Marcela Valdes

Marcela Valdes, a board member of the National Book Critics Circle, last wrote for The Nation about Alejandro Zambra.


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Varamo is the latest novel-in-translation from Argentina’s slipperiest living writer.

Does Alejandro Zambra's Bonsai mark the end of an era in Chilean literature?

Roberto Bolaño's last novel, 2666, is his most profound exploration of art and infamy, craft and crime, the writer and the totalitarian state.

The collected nonfiction of Roberto Bolaño is a treasure trove filled with straw and dust, jewels and gold.

A fresh translation of a Portuguese classic offers a poignant portrait of a country's decline.