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The Part About Arcimboldi I: The Shock of the Fictional

Bolaño seems not to have been sure that these five books actually composed a single book, but until now I had thought the transitions between the four books amazingly smooth (even the shift from Amalfitano to Oscar Fate seemed right to me).  But this time the leap from the hyperrealism of The Part About the Crimes to the life of Arcimboldi was very hard for me, which doesn’t mean I’ve disliked this book so far, far from it.  It just feels so…novelistic.

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August 9, 2012 Posted by | 2666 | 5 Comments