Be the first to review this product

Availability: Out of stock


Quick Overview

Antwerp’s signature elements—crimes and campgrounds, drifters and poetry, sex and love, corrupt cops and misfits—mark this, his first novel, as pure Bolaño.

Antwerp (paperback)

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • Antwerp (paperback)
  • Antwerp (hardcover edition)


A elegantly produced, small collectible stamped cover-on-cloth edition. As Bolaño’s friend and literary executor, Ignacio Echevarría, once suggested, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolaño’s fictional universe. Reading this novel, the reader is present at the birth of Bolaño’s enterprise in prose: all the elements are here, highly compressed, at the moment when his talent explodes.

From this springboard—which Bolaño chose to publish in 2002, twenty years after he’d written it (“and even that I can’t be certain of”)—as if testing out a high dive, he would plunge into the unexplored depths of the modern novel.

Antwerp’s fractured narration in 54 sections—voices from a dream, from a nightmare, from passers by, from an omniscient narrator, from “Roberto Bolaño” all speak—moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone. .

Additional Information

Author Roberto Bolano / Natasha Wimmer (translator)
Publisher New Directions
Page Count 96pp
Publication Size 4.75 x 7.25 x .5
Publication Notes hardcover
Publication Date May 22, 2012
ISBN 978-1250007650

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Point Omega: A Novel

Point Omega: A Novel

The Lives of Things

The Lives of Things

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy


Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.