Surprising visit from Swedish “elders” in modern Spanish literature

Sitting reading bolano’s 2666 (flashes of brilliance, interesting mix of Borges and Easton Ellis), and all of a sudden a reference is made to Harry Söderman, one of the founders of Interpol, and an old relative on my mother’s side. The reference was not just in passing, but rather the young Mexican, wanna-be policeman is reflecting over how the “old Swede” is sweating over his foreword. Jarring when your own history is suddenly reflected in what I had until then seen as a work of complete fiction.

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