Nation. 4/23/2007, Vol. 284 Issue 16, p25-30. 5p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
MAGIC realism (Literature)
The article recalls the political and literary culture in Mexico City that inspired the writing of the author and Roberto Bolaño, author of "The Savage Detectives" and "Amulet." The article discusses the rivalry between the Octavians and the Efrainites, followers of the poets Octavio Paz and Efraín Huerta, and the question of "magic realism." The author recalls Bolaño's work and her relationship with him throughout his life.