DETECTIVES IN THE AVANT–GARDE
DETECTIVES EN LA VANGUARDIA
The thesis of this work is that, while he incorporates central aspects of postmodernity, Bolaño is fundamentally a modernist. Although his work undergoes transformation over the years, the avant-garde character of Bolaño’s early writing still takes precedent over the pragmatist discoveries of his maturity. The figure of the revolutionary detective poet. This synthesis of ethics (revolutionary), aesthetics (poet) and scientific thought (detective) gives rise to a complex and future-oriented work.