Berthe Trépat 1-2. Roberto Bolaño, eds Bruno Montane.
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2
Berthe Trépat 1-2

Berthe Trépat 1-2

Girona, Spain: Rimbaud, Vuelve a Casa, Press, 1983. 8vo, 48, 56 pp., incl. covers. Photomechanically reproduced and saddle-stapled in wraps.

the first two issues of this fugitive zine edited by Bolaño and Montane in Spain. produced in very small nu,bers, and part of the circulation of small run publications made by Chilean writers in exile during the horrors and censorship of the Pinochet regime. The zine was named in honor of the pianist character in Hopscotch that occupies one of the most powerful stretches of that novel, and reflects the outsized influence that Cortazàrs work exerted on Bolaño.

The first issue is illustrated with drawings, photographs, and appropriated images by Bruno Montane. The second is illustrated throughout with drawings by Alvaro Montané. In both instances the illustrations are complex and occur on most pages. Rather than illustrations, they feel like collaborations with each text.

The first issue prints 10 poems by Bolaño, and work by Soledad Bianchi, Guillermo Núñez, Enrique Lihn, Antonio García Porta, Inma Marcos, Antonio Arévalo, Jorge Mancera, Alberto Gallero, and Víctor Esteban. The second issue is illustrated throughout by Alvaro Montané, and prints two poems by Bolaño, Apuntes de Una Castracion and Iceberg. The latter is an important poem in Bolaño’s work on the horrors of Chile in that era - see BOLAÑO Y EL CHILE PORNO DE LOS 80, by Patricia Espinosa in Rocinante, Año VIII, Nº 75, Enero 2005, which also prints an illustration of the cover of Berthe Trepat No. 1. This issue also includes work by Enrique Lihn, Soledad Bianchi, Luis Hermosilla, Waldo Rojas, Diego Maquieira, Claudio Bertoni, and Mario Santiago.

The first issue is fine. The second is heavily rubbed and frayed at extremities, with rusting to the staples and holes rubbed through at spine, and some ink marks and one illustration colored in in ballpoint pen.

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