By Roberto Bolaño
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage pupil have interaction in an city neighborhood at the U.S.-Mexico border the place hundreds and hundreds of younger manufacturing facility staff have disappeared.
summary: An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage pupil have interaction in an city neighborhood at the U.S.-Mexico border the place enormous quantities of younger manufacturing facility staff have disappeared
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At the desk there was a note from Schnell addressed to both of them, in which he explained that after their conversation that morning, he’d decided to talk to Mrs. Bubis and she had agreed to see them. The next morning, Espinoza and Pelletier called at the publisher’s apartment, on the third floor of an old building in Hamburg’s upper town. As they waited they looked at the framed photographs on one wall. On the other two walls there were canvases by Soutine and Kandinsky, and several drawings by Grosz, Kokoschka, and Ensor.
As they waited they looked at the framed photographs on one wall. On the other two walls there were canvases by Soutine and Kandinsky, and several drawings by Grosz, Kokoschka, and Ensor. But Espinoza and Pelletier were much more interested in the photographs, which were almost all of writers they disdained or admired, and in any case had read: Thomas Mann with Bubis, Heinrich Mann with Bubis, Klaus Mann with Bubis, Alfred Döblin with Bubis, Hermann Hesse with Bubis, Walter Benjamin with Bubis, Anna Seghers with Bubis, Stefan Zweig with Bubis, Bertolt Brecht with Bubis, Feuchtwanger with Bubis, Johannes Becher with Bubis, Oskar Maria Graf with Bubis, bodies and faces and vague scenery, beautifully framed.
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño