Undergraduate thesis attempts to present an overview of Roberto Bolaño's four short story collections and its most important characteristics. In the majority of the stories we come across Bolaño's alter ego, a character named Arturo Belano, in the role of narrator, protagonist or secondary character. Intertextuality is probably the most importatnt characteristic of Bolaño's prose and author's goal is to present examples of different types of intertextuality in the stories. The story Sensini pays homage to Argentinian writer Antonio Di Benedetti, meanwhile Dance card mocks Neruda and parodies biblical text form. In the Police rat Bolaño borrows fictional world from Kafka's Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk and writes a variation on the theme of artist's fate. Author also writes about the variation of the famous South American literary topos (civilization - barbarity) which appears in the story The insufferable gaucho. Besides all that, this thesis talks about connection between film and Bolaño's short stories and finishes with the analysis of the motive of loneliness in different periods of Bolaño's work.