Blanes | Roberto Bolano's Chair
Thank you Patti. I appreciate how the chair called to you, the energy it held seemed potent. I like Roberto's studio, his face and what he had up on the walls . . . . .
Beautiful story, love the photo. Asking as a photographer, can you tell me if you shot this frame using a film camera, Polaroid, or was this photo created digitaly?
It looks amazingly similar to the dining room table's chairs in my parents house. I love Bolano's Savage Detectives (amongst others.) Thanks!
Beautiful Patti !
I just bought 2666 as a birthday present to myself! I’m excited to start it
Another new name for me - thank you, I will be looking him up. Interesting concept that the chair etc. outlive us all ... our insignificance being so beautifully mocked when thinking of the young age of Bolano’s death ...
I like his photo in the studio.
Thank you, this has reminded me how much I wanted to read Bolano 2666 - I've just ordered it. I'll let you know...
Thanks Patti. A beautiful post 🙏
Can I still mention a music-item this late ? Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto Grosso, op. 6 No 8 in G.
It may blend with favoured objects, though.
Today’s words seem more solemn and less mischievous than the exhortations of Bolano in Year Of The Monkey. Loved that book and love u Patti.
And Roberto Bolano’s chair was calling you . Sit here my dear as i have not had anyone sit here with me for many years and many hours and i am lonely ..... come and write and tell me about the world today . Has it changed much since my last owner was here? Have you seen him ? How many years have gone by ?
Will you tell him about me and give him a special message from me ? Please tell him how much i miss him and our special times we had together .
That’s a beautiful chair.
I have my Grandad’s chair. So many memories.
My Grandad sat on it doing his crosswords.
My Uncle George sat on it at the table, eating his Yorkshire puddings.
Me sitting on it, talking to Bertie about which films we liked whilst drinking tea and eating biscuits.
Now I sit on it when the house is quiet and I read your beautiful stories Patti. Thank you so much
Roberto Bolano was the last author I discovered who completely captivated me with his storytelling style and language. "The Savage Detectives" had just been published in the U.S. I bought it on a hunch and, experienced that rarest feeling of living and breathing with the characters throughout the book. Yes, his opus, 2666, was brilliant.
That is a most unusual chair. The more you look at it the more you see. I wonder did he commission it himself. I feel very drawn to it. Thanks Patti for this illuminating post.