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Aira, César

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 173 x 114 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Cesar is a translator who s fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination. On a visit to the beach he intuitively solves an ancient riddle, finds a pirate s treasure, and becomes a very wealthy man. Even so, Cesar s bid for world domination comes first and so he attends a literary conference to be near the man whose clone he hopes will lead an army to victory: the world-renowned Mexican author, Carlos Fuentes. A comic science fiction fantasy of the first order, The Literary Conference is the perfect vehicle for Cesar Aira s take over of literature in the 21st century. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811218788

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 173 x 114 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Cesar is a translator who s fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination. On a visit to the beach he intuitively solves an ancient riddle, finds a pirate s treasure, and becomes a very wealthy man. Even so, Cesar s bid for world domination comes first and so he attends a literary conference to be near the man whose clone he hopes will lead an army to victory: the world-renowned Mexican author, Carlos Fuentes. A comic science fiction fantasy of the first order, The Literary Conference is the perfect vehicle for Cesar Aira s take over of literature in the 21st century. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811218788

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César Aira, Katherine Silver

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Cesar Aira

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Translation. 178 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johan Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to travel West from Europe to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around the secret objective behind Rugendas trips to America: to visit Argentina in order to achieve in art the physiognomic totality of von Humboldt s scientific vision of the whole. Rugendas is convinced that only in the mysterious vastness of the immense plains will he find true inspiration. A brief and dramatic visit to Mendosa gives him the chance to fulfill his dream. From there he travels straight out onto the pampas, praying for that impossible moment, which would come only at an immense pricean almost monstrously exorbitant price that would ultimately challenge his drawing and force him to create a new way of making art. A strange episode that he could not avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly and explosively marks him for life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811216302

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Aira, César

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Cesar Aira, Katherine Silver

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Aira s latest concerns a reluctant but powerful doctor who finally decides to use his healing powers to help a hopeless patient.Cesar Aira s newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single, in his forties, and poor, Dr. Aira is a skeptic. His personality - his weaknesses, whims, and pet peeves - is summed up in a series of digressions and regressions but he has a very special gift for miracles. He no longer cares about miracles, however, and has no faith in them. Perhaps he is even a little ashamed about his supernatural powers. Such is Dr. Aira, who also has to confront his arch-enemy- chief of the Pinero Hospital, Dr. Actyn - who is constantly trying to prove that Dr. Aira is a charlatan. Poor Dr. Aira is indeed a worker of miracles, but Cesar Aira - the magesterial author - sends the very human doctor stumbling toward the biggest trap of all, in this magical book. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811219990

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Cesar Aira, Chris Andrews, Katherine Silver

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 173 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Unmistakably the work of Cesar Aira, Varamo is about the day in the life of a hapless government employee who, after wandering around all night after being paid by the Ministry in counterfeit money, eventually writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that, at fifty years old, Varamo hadn t previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one. Among other things, this novella is an ironic allegory of the poet s vocation and inspiration, the subtlety of artistic genius, and our need to give literature an historic, national, psychological, and aesthetic context. But Aira goes further still converting the ironic allegory into a formidable parody of the expectations that all narrative texts generate by laying out the pathos of a man who between one night and the following morning is touched by genius. Once again Aira surprises us with his unclassifiable fiction: original and enjoyable, worthy of many a thoughtful chuckle, Varamo invites the reader to become an accomplice in the author s irresistible game. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811217415

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Cesar Aira

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Cesar Andrews Aira

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Aira, César

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AIRA,CESAR

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César Aira, Chris Andrews

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Cesar Aira, Chris Andrews

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 175 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. On a building site of a new, luxury apartment building, visitors looked up at the strange, irregular form of the water tank that crowned the edifice, and the big parabolic dish that would supply television images to all the floors. On the edge of the dish, a sharp metallic edge on which no bird would have dared to perch, three completely naked men were sitting, with their faces turned up to the midday sun; no one saw them, of course. from Ghosts Ghosts is about a construction worker s family squatting on a building site. They all see large and handsome ghosts around their quarters, but the teenage daughter is the most curious. Her questions about them become more and more heartfelt until the story reaches a critical, chilling moment when the mother realizes that her daughter s life hangs in the balance. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811217422

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 177 x 126 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811219129

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Cesar Aira

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Cesar Aira, Katherine Silver

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 175 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Daily conversations in outdoor cafes with cultured friends can help make reality a little more real. Unfortunately, however, during one such conversation, one man spots a gold Rolex watch on a TV soap opera s goatherd. This seemingly small absurdity sets off alarms: strange sensations of deception, distress, and incipient madness. The two men s uneasiness soon becomes a nightmare as the TV adventure advances with a real-life plot involving a mutant strain of killer algae to take over the world! The Conversations, a reality within a fiction within a parallel reality, is hilariously funny and surprisingly touching. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811221108

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Aira, Cesar

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 114mm x 6mm x 178mm. Paperback. C sar is a translator who s fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination. On a visit to the beach .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 90 pages. 0.086. Bookseller Inventory # 9780811218788

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Cesar Aira, Chris Andrews, Katherine Silver

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 173 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Unmistakably the work of Cesar Aira, Varamo is about the day in the life of a hapless government employee who, after wandering around all night after being paid by the Ministry in counterfeit money, eventually writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that, at fifty years old, Varamo hadn t previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one. Among other things, this novella is an ironic allegory of the poet s vocation and inspiration, the subtlety of artistic genius, and our need to give literature an historic, national, psychological, and aesthetic context. But Aira goes further still converting the ironic allegory into a formidable parody of the expectations that all narrative texts generate by laying out the pathos of a man who between one night and the following morning is touched by genius. Once again Aira surprises us with his unclassifiable fiction: original and enjoyable, worthy of many a thoughtful chuckle, Varamo invites the reader to become an accomplice in the author s irresistible game. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811217415

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Cesar Aira, Katherine Silver

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Aira s latest concerns a reluctant but powerful doctor who finally decides to use his healing powers to help a hopeless patient.Cesar Aira s newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single, in his forties, and poor, Dr. Aira is a skeptic. His personality - his weaknesses, whims, and pet peeves - is summed up in a series of digressions and regressions but he has a very special gift for miracles. He no longer cares about miracles, however, and has no faith in them. Perhaps he is even a little ashamed about his supernatural powers. Such is Dr. Aira, who also has to confront his arch-enemy- chief of the Pinero Hospital, Dr. Actyn - who is constantly trying to prove that Dr. Aira is a charlatan. Poor Dr. Aira is indeed a worker of miracles, but Cesar Aira - the magesterial author - sends the very human doctor stumbling toward the biggest trap of all, in this magical book. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811219990

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 175 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Maxi, a middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires s shantytown, attracts the attention of a corrupt, trigger-happy policeman who will use anyone including two innocent teenage girls to break a drug ring that he believes is operating within the slum. A strange new drug, a brightly lit carousel of a slum, the kindness of strangers, gunplay. no matter how serious the subject matter, and despite Aira s fascination with urban violence and the sinister underside of Latin American politics (The Millions), Shantytown, like all of Aira s mesmerizing work, is filled with wonder and mad invention. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811219112

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Translation. 178 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johan Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to travel West from Europe to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around the secret objective behind Rugendas trips to America: to visit Argentina in order to achieve in art the physiognomic totality of von Humboldt s scientific vision of the whole. Rugendas is convinced that only in the mysterious vastness of the immense plains will he find true inspiration. A brief and dramatic visit to Mendosa gives him the chance to fulfill his dream. From there he travels straight out onto the pampas, praying for that impossible moment, which would come only at an immense pricean almost monstrously exorbitant price that would ultimately challenge his drawing and force him to create a new way of making art. A strange episode that he could not avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly and explosively marks him for life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811216302

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Cesar Aira

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Item Description: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 175 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. My story, the story of how I became a nun, began very early in my life; I had just turned six. The beginning is marked by a vivid memory, which I can reconstruct down to the last detail. Before, there is nothing, and after, everything is an extension of the same vivid memory, continuous and unbroken, including the intervals of sleep, up to the point where I took the veil . So starts Cesar Aira s astounding autobiographical novel. Intense and perfect, this invented narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira s hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend. Between memory and oblivion, reality and fiction, Cesar Aira s How I Became a Nun retains childhood s main treasures: the reality of fable and the delirium of invention. A few days after his fiftieth birthday, Aira noticed the thin rim of the moon, visible despite the rising sun. When his wife explained the phenomenon to him he was shocked that for fifty years he had known nothing about something so obvious, so visible. This epiphany led him to write How I Became a Nun. With a subtle and melancholic sense of humor he reflects on his failures, on the meaning of life and the importance of literature. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780811216319

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Cesar Aira

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César Aira

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César Aira, Rosalie Knecht

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