Bilingual Edition
Translated by Laura Healy

"Poetry is braver than anyone," Roberto Bolaño believed, and the proof is here in Tres, his most inventive and bracing poetry collection.

Roberto Bolaño's Tres is a showcase of the author’s willingness to freely cross genres, with poems in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized. As the title implies, the collection is composed of three sections. “Prose from Autumn in Gerona,” a cinematic series of prose poems, slowly reveals a subtle and emotional tale of unrequited love by presenting each scene, shattering it, and piecing it all back together, over and over again. The second part, “The Neochileans,” is a sort of On the Road in verse, which narrates the travels of a young Chilean band on tour in the far reaches of their country. Finally, the collection ends with a series of short poems that take us on “A Stroll Through Literature” and remind us of Bolaño’s masterful ability to walk the line between the comically serious and the seriously comical.

Title Tres
Subtitle Bilingual Edition
Author Roberto Bolaño
Translated by Laura Healy
Publisher New Directions
Dewey Classification 861.64
Title First Published 30 September 2011
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 176 p.
ISBN-10 0811219275
ISBN-13 9780811219273
Publication Date 30 September 2011
Main content page count 176
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $24.95

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