By Roberto Bolaño
Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los detectives salvajes, salen a buscar las huellas de Cesarea Tinajero, l. a. misteriosa escritora desaparecida en Mexico en los anios inmediatamente posteriores a l. a. Revolucion, y esa busqueda el viaje y sus consecuencias se prolonga durante veinte anos, desde 1976 hasta 1996, el tiempo canonico de cualquier errancia, bifurcandose a traves de multiples personajes y continentes, en una novela en donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas turisticas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones. Sus escenarios son Mexico, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia, Espana, Austria, Israel, africa, siempre al compas de los detectives salvajes poetas desperados, traficantes ocasionales, Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los enigmaticos protagonistas de este libro que puede leerse como un refinadisimo mystery wellesiano, atravesado por un humor iconoclasta y feroz. Entre los personajes destaca un fotografo espanol en el ultimo escalon de l. a. desesperacion, un neonazi borderline, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, una procer uruguaya en el sixty eight latinoamericano, un abogado gallego herido por l. a. poesia, un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros a sueldo?
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La Pigua (Campeche; & 981/8113365): Campeche’s regional specialty is seafood, and nowhere else will you find seafood like this. Mexican caviar, coconut-battered shrimp, and chiles stuffed with shark are just a few of the unique specialties. indd 16 makes me want to start checking flight schedules. See p. 633. mx): Don Emiliano wields farm-fresh ingredients laced with Mexican tradition and emerges from the kitchen with modern delights such as stepped-up chile en nogada for Día de Independencia and lemon atole with candied pumpkin for Day of the Dead.
To ensure your chances of getting the healthiest food possible, visit stands that seem to be popular among the locals. Word spreads fast in Mexico, so it doesn’t take long for customers to root out the stalls with less than stellar hygiene practices. On the other side 7/13/10 6:37 PM7/13/10 6:37 PM gestures, and greetings are friendly, open, and unaffected. If you’re curious about Mexican culture, these are fun places to eat in and observe the goings-on. You’ll see multitudes of taquerías (taco joints) everywhere in Mexico.
On the other side 7/13/10 6:37 PM7/13/10 6:37 PM gestures, and greetings are friendly, open, and unaffected. If you’re curious about Mexican culture, these are fun places to eat in and observe the goings-on. You’ll see multitudes of taquerías (taco joints) everywhere in Mexico. These are generally small places with a counter or a few tables set around the cooking area; you see exactly how they make their tacos before deciding whether to order. Most tacos come with a little chopped onion and cilantro, but not with tomato and lettuce.