The savage detectives is an ark bearing all the strange salvage of poetry and youth from catastrophes past and those yet to come nicole krauss author of the history of love the savage detectives is deeply satisfying . The savage detectives los detectives salvajes in spanish is a novel by the chilean author roberto bolao published in 1998 natasha wimmer s english translation was published by farrar straus and giroux in 2007. Roberto bolao 1953 2003 created a very special novel with the savage detectives the novel is constantly moving grinding slowly across the years steady and sure as a freight train carrying the baggage of our existence towards the inevitable finality of life. Bolaos shorter novel amulet revisits one of the savage detectives narrators a poor uruguayan named auxilio lacoutre when in the riotous year of 1968 the mexican army invades the sovereign campus of the national university auxilio refuses to be evacuated. The savage detectives was published in 1998 but its heart belongs to the mexico city of the mid 1970s when bolao was an avant garde poet bristling with mad agendas
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