The late novelist once wrote: “Sometimes the earth shakes…The epicenter of the quake is somewhere in the north or the south, but I can still hear the shaking. Sometimes I feel dizzy. Sometimes the quake goes on for longer than usual and people take shelter under doorways or under stairs or they rush out into the streets. Is there a solution?”
If you want to help the people of Chile, the Red Cross has more resources and information about donations. As we keep Chile in our thoughts, here are a few more links to help you explore the work of one of the country’s greatest writers.
New York magazine reviewed his great novel, 2666: “The heart of 2666 is its fourth and longest section, called simply ‘The Part About the Crimes.’ It is, flat out, one of the best stretches of fiction I’ve ever read. I broke my pencil several times writing catatonically enthusiastic marginalia … Although he’s clearly outraged by the culture of misogyny, exploitation, and indifference that enables the killing, he refuses to load the fictional dice.”