The Romantic Dogs
The Romantic Dogs

Discover Roberto Bolaño as he saw himself, in his own first calling as a poet.

Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) has caught on like a house on fire, and The Romantic Dogs, a bilingual collection of forty-four poems, offers American readers their first chance to encounter this literary phenomenon as a poet: his own first and strongest literary persona. These poems, wide-ranging in forms and length, have appeared in magazines such as Harper's, Threepenny Review, The Believer, Boston Review, Soft Targets, Tin House, The Nation, Circumference, A Public Space, and Conduit. Bolaño's poetic voice is like no other's: "At that time, I'd reached the age of twenty/and I was crazy. /I'd lost a country/but won a dream./Long as I had that dream/nothing else mattered...."

Title The Romantic Dogs
Author Roberto Bolaño
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 28 November 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 128 p.
ISBN-10 0811218015
ISBN-13 9780811218016
Publication Date 28 November 2008
Main content page count 128
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95

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