Quotes from book
The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives
Roberto BolañoOriginal title Los detectives salvajes (Spanish, 1998)

The Savage Detectives is a novel by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño published in 1998. Natasha Wimmer's English translation was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2007. The novel tells the story of the search for a 1920s Mexican poet, Cesárea Tinajero, by two 1970s poets, the Chilean Arturo Belano and the Mexican Ulises Lima.


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„We're artists too, but we do a good job hiding it, don't we?“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

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Roberto Bolaño photo

„I'm an educated man, the prisons I know are subtle ones.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

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„Every book in the world is out there waiting to be read by me.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

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Roberto Bolaño photo

„There's a time for reciting poems and a time for fists. As far as I was concerned, this was the latter.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

Variant: There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists.
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„we interpret life at moments of the deepest desperation.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

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„Poetry and prison have always been neighbors.“

—  Roberto Bolaño, book The Savage Detectives

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Roberto Bolaño photo
Roberto Bolaño photo

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