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A Father Rescues His Son in a Bolano Novel
February 12, 2014 3:23 PM   Subscribe

What is the name of the short story the episode in a Bolano novel, probably "The Savage Detectives," in which a father rescues his son from a cave is based on?

I believe the, possibly, Spanish author's name is used in the novel.
posted by slowlikemolasses to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I don't know about a father and son, but wasn't there something about Arturo Belano (who is loosely based on the author) rescuing a child, that has resonances of Orpheus going into the underworld?

(Sorry, it's been a while since I read this.)
posted by aught at 8:48 AM on February 13


"The Chasm"

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Reyes_Heroles
posted by slowlikemolasses at 9:30 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


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