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  • El congreso de literatura
  • César Aira
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780811218788

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  1. says:

    Do you like innovate avant garde fiction polished superfine Introducing César Aira from Argentina author of dozens of uirky uizzica

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    I like weird books What can I say I like books of the sort that cause some to roll their eyes and wonder “WTF is this Peo

  3. says:

    I am not kidding when I say that Cesar Aira is the most fiercely free writer I have read He is one whose greatness relies on the vehemence again

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    César Aira is the Roomba of literature Like the little robotic vacuum cleaner that goes off in all directions he keeps going straight forward until he bumps against an obstruction then that straight line becomes a series of Ptolema

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    the literary conference a slim work by the very productive césar aira is both fantastic and inventive the argentinian author has written ove

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    The main character in this book sets up a metaphor of himself as a Mad Scientist But this metaphor is actually apt for Cesar Aira himself as his

  7. says:

    How to Avoid Magic Realism Surrealism Logic and StructureAnother spectacular book by César Aira He's very uneven but at his best he has occasionally been the world's best writer He can outpace conventional narration magic realism surrealism absurdism and philosophic fictionThis time I'll zero in on just one uality of his imagina

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    Nothing could please me than an appropriation of B movie tropes in a mock literary context by a wickedly talented author in the service of absurdism Unfortunately unless I'm missing something this isn't it Plotless and essayistic I can handle if the author has something to say or if he says nothing in a beautiful way But Aira says nothing cl

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    A sci fi autofiction entertainment One big LOL at revelation of the provenance of the beasts causing trouble toward the end Inventive unpredictable cartoonish forward flowing good natured sometimes to a twee ish fault self consciously whimsical aware of yet unable to resist the temptation to follow the author's

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    I came across this book by accident and decided to read it despite reading some not so promising reviewsThe premise of the story is a mad scientist who tries to clone famous writer Carlos Fuentes I enjoyed most things about this book; the sto

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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 César Aira’s take over of literature in the 21st century Nothing could please me than an appropriation of B movie tropes in a mock literary context by a wickedly talented author in the service of absurdism Unfortunately unless I m missing something this isn t it Plotless and essayistic I can handle if the author has something to say or if he says nothing in a beautiful way But Aira says nothing clumsily with maximum confusion Dead dull uninspired for this piece of empty bravado I reserve the special hatred we feel when someone we had trusted lets us down Maybe I m being unfair because my expectations were high after An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter but if so it s unlikely I ll ever know it because I don t plan on reading this book again The worst reading experience I ve had this year The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of the first Where I’m Calling From order The Literary Conference is the perfect vehicle for César Aira’s take The Accidental Activist over Brenda has a dragon in her blood of B movie tropes in a mock literary context by a wickedly talented author in the service Divan Of Rudaki of absurdism Unfortunately unless I m missing something this isn t it Plotless and essayistic I can handle if the author has something to say Choice Stories for Children or if he says nothing in a beautiful way But Aira says nothing clumsily with maximum confusion Dead dull uninspired for this piece Öbür Divan of empty bravado I reserve the special hatred we feel when someone we had trusted lets us down Maybe I m being unfair because my expectations were high after An Episode in the Life Summary of Homo Deus of a Landscape Painter but if so it s unlikely I ll ever know it because I don t plan Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes on reading this book again The worst reading experience I ve had this year

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César 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 I like weird books What can I say I like books of the sort that cause some to roll their eyes and wonder WTF is this People read this shit the sorts of books that are hard to place by genre other than that anti genre sometimes called Literary Fiction The ones that freuently provoke one word reviews Boring The sorts of fiction that prompt sneers of book snob or in my case dilettante it s cool I ve been called worseI don t care so much about the story I do of course care about the story but I don t read to find out how a book will end My interest isn t of the what happens variety but rather of the how is it conveyed not the tale but the telling of the tale When reading I m inclined to think Look what the author is doing here rather than Look what this character is doing I can be held rapturous while reading Henry James or Javier Mar as Cormac McCarthy or Toni Morrison Thomas Hardy or Roberto Bola o That is all to say give me your words FIRST then your stories I m certain there s a vocabulary which speaks to my interests narratology rhetoric aesthetics style capital L literature etc my inadeuacy with these vocabularies when writing about these topics confirm my own sense of dilettante As a conseuence of these interests I find myself drawn to fiction about writers ghost writers translators people who give voice to others people who have a voice but not necessarily his or her own people for whom their multiple voices are at odds Weird shitWhich brings me to The Literary Conference a brief little novella that should have been a piece of cake to read should have been a breeze taken an hour or so a fun little stint with a book As it turns out this uick read this extended short story this read me now and add me to your nagging 2011 Book Challenge ditty has taken a staggering two weeks to accomplish How can that beTo begin this is a title very easily put down Even with the author s endorsement by Roberto Bola o even after my own experience with the author this was one that I kept finding myself thinking Huh look at that whenever the author impressed me in some way and then setting it aside It took a while to find the book s pace The story such as it is is a bizarre bizarro tale of the narrator s solution to the Mancuto Line treasure mystery which enables him to pursue his other interest in world domination His home grown experiments in cloning had reached a point where a single cell could be developed into multiple copies of whatever living thing the narrator chose to replicate The narrator C sar C sar Aira is also a playwright who attends a literary conference with the intention of retrieving a cell from a genius to clone and commence his ultimate goal His target a cell from the body of Carlos FuentesNow if this doesn t piue your interest as a fan of bizzaro perhaps appeal can be made to your literary sensibilities remember that the narrator is a Mad Scientist perhaps establishing him as an unreliable narrator Mad but not evil AND a playwright one whose theory of literature is made explicit over the course of his narration which includes among other things a discussion of vampirism B movies amnesia wow every man s uniue potential metaphor in other words it also a book about literature Oh yeah I almost forgot to mention it features HUGE blue worms converging on the city where the literary conference is held Poor C sar C sar Aira This is one of those good books that simply isn t for everyone I say that not in terms of others abilities or inabilities but in terms of their interests Even with the novella s bizarrebizarro storyline it won t necessarily appeal to everyone or even fans of the bizarro genre For some it will be oh no dare I say it the unforgiveable the intolerable friends it might seem wordy In the right hands the hands of a gifted screenwriter this would make a great film Maybe in the hands of C sar C sar Aira Try it you just might like it

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Riddle finds a pirate’s treasure and becomes a very wealthy man Even so César’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 The main character in this book sets up a metaphor of himself as a Mad Scientist But this metaphor is actually apt for Cesar Aira himself as his books always seem like experiments in the best sense of the word But not the type of experimental writing a la Joyce or Stein that is interested in pure language play not that Aira isn t interested in language but it is only one part of his experiment In most experimental writing you at least have a sense of the experiment being somewhat finished predetermined or at least a manifestation of an aesthetic leaning that the author is trying to work out the endpoint being the ultimate artistic vision But here the writing style is conventional But it is precisely those conventions of narrative of language which are the alchemical ingredients in Cesar Aira s mad scientist lab These experiments have no predetermined ends not even a hypothesis before the scientific process commences they are simply mad ideas and literary devices are used or rather bent to accomplish no specific purpose but to see what the end result would beThat is why to appreciate Cesar Aira one must be himherself a little obsessed a little mad or at least open to playfulness and adventure and a little bit interested in what would happen if His books may not all be good but they re always fascinating Every once in a while his experiment succeeds beyond even his own wildest expectations like in An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter But most of the time he will fail but fail so amazingly that you cannot help but love reading itThis novel in particular presents Cesar Aira as a writertranslatorscientist and in most cases I wouldn t assume an autobiographical component to a book just because the name of the protagonist is the same as the name of the author Cesar Aira appears in How I Became a Nun too But in this case I feel justified in at least reading into it a bit Not only is the mad scientist metaphor so apt for his playfulness but also parts of this read as if he were looking back and musing on his own processIf you ve ever been frustrated with his wacko plots imagine what he feels about them As I read Aira the character in the book talking about a performance of a play that he wrote many years ago I imagined the real Aira s voice talking about his booksGone were the many doubts that I had written it for there were my recurrent themes my little tricks the idea had been to create something euivalent to those figures that was both realistic and impossible like Escher s Belvedere figures that look viable in a drawing but could not be built because they are but an illusion of perspectiveI was able to sustain it in this play only through the strength of ambiguitiesbut my mania to be constantly adding things episodes characters paragraphs to be constantly veering off course branching out is fatal It must be due to insecurity fear that the basics are not enough so I have to keep adding and adornment until I achieve a kind of surrealist rococo which exasperates me than it does anybody else It was like a nightmare the mother of all nightmares to watch the living defects of what I had written materialize in front of meit was grotesue repulsive I was mortified Difficult as it is to believe people liked that crap p55 60More writers should include a review of their own work in their novels it makes my job easier Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock of himself as a Mad Scientist But this metaphor is actually apt for Cesar Aira himself as his books always seem like experiments in the best sense Витез заточнк of the word But not the type Digitize or Die: Transform your organization Embrace the digital evolution Rise above the competition. of experimental writing a la Joyce Semper Idem or Stein 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