By Roberto Bolaño
An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage scholar have interaction in an city neighborhood at the U.S.-Mexico border the place 1000s of younger manufacturing facility staff have disappeared.
summary: An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage scholar have interaction in an city group at the U.S.-Mexico border the place 1000's of younger manufacturing unit employees have disappeared
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Her discovery of Archimboldi was the least traumatic of all, and the least poetic. During the three months that she lived in Berlin in 1988, when she was twenty, a German friend loaned her a novel by an author she had never heard of. The name puzzled her. How was it possible, she asked her friend, that there could be a German writer with an Italian surname, but with a von preceding it, indicating some kind of nobility? Her German friend had no answer. It was probably a pseudonym, he said. And to make things even stranger, he added, masculine proper names ending in vowels were uncommon in Germany.
He had never seen Archimboldi, and the money, of which there was more and more, was deposited in a Swiss bank account. Once every two years, instructions were received from the writer, the letters usually postmarked Italy, although there were also letters in the publisher’s files with Greek and Spanish and Moroccan stamps, letters, incidentally, that were addressed to Mrs. Bubis, the owner of the publishing house, and that he, naturally, hadn’t read. “There are only two people left here, besides Mrs.
Her Italian, according to the two friends, was very good. ” asked Espinoza. “Very tall,” said Mrs. Bubis, “very tall, a man of truly great height. ” Although by the way she said it, Archimboldi might as well have been a dwarf. In the taxi back to the hotel the two friends thought about Grosz and about Mrs. Bubis’s cruel, crystalline laugh and about the impression left by that house full of photographs, where nevertheless the photograph of the only writer they cared about was missing. And although neither wanted to admit it, both believed (or sensed) that the flash of insight granted to them in the red-light district was more important than any revelation they might have scented as the guests of Mrs.
2666 by Roberto Bolaño