Scott McLemee Talks to Marcela Valdes About Roberto Bolaño

by Eric Banks | Dec-17-2009

In his "Intellectual Affairs" column, NBCC board member Scott McLemee wrote yesterday about his conversation with Marcela Valdes, herself a former board member who wrote the introductory essay in The Last Interview and Other Conversations.It's a fascinating conversation, ranging over issues from the status of translation in American literary culture to the critical predilections of the author. And it whets the appetite for the translated collection of Bolano's nonfiction writing, which Valdes notes should arrive in 2011.

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).



Categories & Archives

Become a Friend of the NBCC

Upcoming Events

NBCC at AWP18: March 09th, 2018

NBCC Finalists’ Reading: March 14th, 2018

NBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 15th, 2018

NBCC Awards

Award Winners for 2016

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2016 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

Video: New Literary Journals

Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

Podcast: What Is Criticism? NBCC Winners and Finalists at AWP

All videos and podcasts.