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El Salvador, Chile: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño

Categories: Latin America, Chile, El Salvador, History, Literature, Politics

Venezuelan-American poet Guillermo Parra, recently in San Salvador to research Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton (1935-1975), describes the interests in leftists politics and experimental fiction [1] shared by Dalton and the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. A follow-up essay, “Poor Poets: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño [2]“, goes into further detail about the lives of works of the two poets.