The Insufferable Gaucho
The Insufferable Gaucho (El Gaucho Insufrible, 2003) is a collection of five short stories and two essays by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003). It was published in English in 2010, translated by Chris Andrews. During his lifetime, Bolaño made his name as a writer of short stories, and The Insufferable Gaucho collects a disparate variety of work. From its comical title story to the Kafkaesque «Police Rat», the book’s wide spectrum of storytelling techniques «makes an ideal introduction to the Bolaño imaginaire.