Selected Shorts: Roberto Bolano and the Writers He Admired
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NY, NY
$27; Member $23; 30 & Under $15
An evening of stories by the late Chilean master (The Savage Detectives, 2666) and writers who inspired him, including stories that appeared in The New Yorke_r as well as pieces by Javier Marías, Nicanor Parra, and Jorge Luis Borges. Bolaño is known for a particular noirish, atmospheric, dangerous, edgy, cool, engrossing style that immediately draws you in to a world of writers, policemen, prostitutes, politicians, militants, lovers and dreamers. Bolaño won the National Book Critics Circle Award for _2666. Performers include Felix Solis and Charles Keating.
“Bolaño has proven [literature] can do anything.” —Jonathan Lethem
Free rum cocktails provided by Ron Zacapa before the show and during intermission.