Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 at Milwaukee Public Library's Krug Rare Books Room, located at 814 West Wisconsin Avenue:
Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003. In particular, he was very excited about Bolaño's notes on "The Bookseller" and in particular, the bookseller he was most connected to, Pilar Pages-petit. Can you imagine having a name Pages-petit? Could you do anything but be a bookseller or a librarian?
As Jonathan Lethem said in the New York Times, "Bolaño has proven that literature can do anything." Makkai's Lucy Hull knows that too. Now of course with Mr. B deceased, that should be "had." But that said, more people ought to aim for that.