A novel about Chile, Art, and literally killer poets. Daniel, Philip, Kimberly, Dan, Cezary and I discussed Roberto Bolano’s novel Distant Star
in the Not School Philosophical Fiction group. We review the plot, then talk about what interests us most in the novel, like the sky-writing poet–and murderer–Carlos Wieder. Citizens can check out the full discussion on the Free Stuff page under “Not School Discussion Group Audio.” [Please, excuse this call’s poor audio, we had some technical difficulties]
“That is how [Carlos Wieder] was; he believed that Nature intervenes actively in history, shaping it, buffeting our lives, although in our pitiful ignorance we usually attribute these blows to bad luck or destiny.” – Roberto Bolaño
The six of us also discussed, aesthetics, the avant-garde, poetry, and more, by way of Bolaño’s story and had a good time too. If you want to join us, become a PEL Citizen, and say ‘hello’ in the Philosophical Fiction group.
Our next novel is Michel Houellebecq’s, The Map and the Territory.