They radiate the audacity of intellect, as well as the cruelty of vision, that have won their author a devoted following.

Boston Review

“Poetry is braver than anyone,” Roberto Bolaño believed, and the proof is here in Tres, his most inventive and bracing poetry collection.

Tres

Poetry by Roberto Bolaño

Translated by Laura Healy

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Clothbound (published September 30, 2011)

ISBN
9780811219273
Price US
24.95
Page Count
178

Roberto Bolaño

Twentieth-century Chilean poet and novelist

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They radiate the audacity of intellect, as well as the cruelty of vision, that have won their author a devoted following.

Boston Review

Raw, straightforward and crisp … striking, truly exceptional work. Beautifully unrefined.

American Book Review

Poems that unscroll like black-and-white movies or occupy pages like a tattoo, art and life entwine, and all is sinister and precious.

Booklist

Witty, sardonic poetry, the likes of which could be called ‘unimproved’ – lacking the polish of a shiny commodity. Wonderful.

—Forrest Gander, The Nation

Bolaño, the phantom mega-star of global fiction since his death in 2003, thought of himself as a poet first and a novelist second. In verse, as in prose, Bolaño leads us on journeys through a surreal landscape of exile, longing, and nostalgia.

The Independent

One my best two books.

—Roberto Bolano

We savor all he has written, as every offering is a portal into the elaborate terrain of his genius.

—Patti Smith

Its complexities amaze and treat us to an unexpected magical experience that one can sit down reading for hours until our eyes and brain go numb …

Gozamos magazine

Tres is not just a Robert Bolaño masterpiece, it’s another Bolaño masterpiece… Bolaño’s talent resides in his ability to transport the reader to the precipice of so many things, not the least of which is a euphoric whirlwind of delight. Tres is a beautiful book that transports the reader in many strange and wonderful ways.

World Literature Today