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By Roberto Bolaño

A deathbed confession revolving round Opus Dei and Pinochet, By
Night in Chile
pours out the self-justifying darkish stories of the
Jesuit priest Father Urrutia.As via a crack within the wall, By evening in Chile's unmarried night-long rant presents a terrifying, clandestine view of the unusual bedfellows of Church and country in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novel—Roberto Bolano's first paintings to be had in English—recounts the story of a bad boy who desired to be a poet, yet finally ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and a conservative literary critic, a type of lap puppy to the wealthy and strong cultural elite, in whose villas he encounters Pablo Neruda and Ernst Junger. Father Urrutia is out there a journey of Europe by means of brokers of Opus Dei (to research "the disintegration of the churches," a trip into nation-states of the surreal); and ensnared by means of this plum, he's subsequent assigned—after the destruction of Allende—the mystery, never-to-be-disclosed activity of training Pinochet, at evening, all approximately Marxism, so the junta generals can comprehend their enemy. quickly, searingly, his thoughts pass from undesirable to worse. Heart-stopping and hypnotic, By evening in Chile marks the yank debut of an unbelievable author.

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69-70). H e also mentions the collections o f money from the Diaspora that were regularly taken by envoys to Jerusalem: It has been arranged that each man every year should bring first fruits, beginning from the twentieth year.... At designated times sacred envoys of the moneys take it by hand, individuals selected as virtuous, the most proven from every city. These will securely bring along with them the hopes of everyone. {Spec. ^^ In Embassy, Philo claims that Jews would rather die than see their temple desecrated.

T h e two-volume work is largely written to the "outsider" with little background knowledge o f Moses—the same approach as is used in the other biographies in the Exposition. We understand the sentiment that the Exposition would have "an unaccountable gap between the life o f Joseph and the Decalogue" if the treatises o f Moses did not belong there. O n the other hand, Philo's summary in Rewards does not clearly allude to MoseSy nor does it give us the sense internally that it belongs to a larger series.

See "Allegorical Interpretation and Jewish Identity among Alexandrian Jewish Writers," in Neotestamentica et Philonica: Studies in Honor of Peder Borgen, ed. D. E. Aune, T. Seland, and J. H. Ulrichsen (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003), 327 n. 48. E. R. Goodenough: "Philo s Exposition of the Law and His De Vita Mosis," HTR 26 (1933): 109-25; P Borgen: Exegete, 48. G. E. Sterling has even suggested that Moses might have served as a kind of introduction to all three commentary series ("Philo," 790). Although the surviving manuscripts suggest that these writings were part of a four-volume series On Virtues.

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