The Third Reich
Udo Berger, aspiring writer and wargames champion of Stuttgart, decides it is time to take his new love, Ingeborg, on holiday to the Costa Brava. He brings along his new game, The Third Reich, which he plans to practice for the upcoming wargames tournament in Paris, where he will finally meet the sleek American champion, Rex Douglas.
Praise for Roberto Bolano
"[Bolano] makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world." --Ben Richards, "The Guardian"
"When I read Bolano I think: Everything is possible again." --Nicole Krauss
"Not since Gabriel Garcia Marquez . . . has a Latin American redrawn the map of world literature so emphatically as Roberto Bolano does . . . It's no exaggeration to call him a genius." --Ilan Stavans, "The Washington Post Book World"
"[Bolano's] work . . . is as vital, thrilling and life-enhancing as anything in modern fiction." --Christopher Goodwin, "The Sunday Times "(London)
"Novelists have been smashing high and low together for a century, but Bolano does it with the force of a supercollider." --Daniel Zalewski, "The New Yorker"
"[Bolano] has the natural storyteller's gift--but more important, he has the power to lend an extraordinary glamour to the activities of making love and making poetry." --Edmund White
Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. He is the author of The Savage Detectives, which received the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.