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

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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 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 p

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    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 against great tome y literature I have described his writing methods in reviews of other books by him so I won't go into those Suffice it to say that he is almost always writing a manif

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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 Ptolemai

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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 over sixty books though as yet only five have been translated into english a sixth the seamstress and the wind is slated for release early this summer this novella defying easy categorization incorporates elements from a number of different genresaira's main character a translator and

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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 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 A

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    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 imagination that sets him apart from most other authors This book begins with a short chapter descri

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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 clumsily with maximum confusion Dead dull uninspired – for this piece o

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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 f

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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 bo

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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 C sar 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 Ptolemaic epicycles that delight in their wild divagationsAs the result of pure chance the narrator also called C sar discovers a pirate treasure that makes him fabulously rich As a combination playwright and mad scientist he decides to clone the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes who was still alive in 1996 when The Literary Conference was first written He does this by using a nano wasp of his own devising which he uses to extract one of the Mexican author s cells while he is attending a literary conference in Venezuela Atop a mountain he sets his cloning machine into action while he attends the literary conference himself where an early play of his about Adam and Eve is being performed I will not say at this point exactly how the cloning experiment goes awry but it does so in a most apocalyptic wayMidway through the book Aira tongue in cheek talks about his writing styleBut my mania to be constantly adding things episodes 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 surrealistic rococo which exasperates me than it does anybody elseFar from seeing this as fatal or exasperating it is to be an endless source of delight This is the fourth Aira I have read so far and I cannot seem to stop As Roberto Bolano once said Once you start reading Aira you don t want to stopToo true and so Aira s Rococo Roomba rolls over the literary landscape I find myself in a new world where anything can happen And does The Academy is the Roomba of literature Like the little robotic vacuum cleaner that goes off Full Dark, No Stars in all directions he keeps going straight forward until he bumps against an obstruction then that straight line becomes a series of Ptolemaic epicycles that delight If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in their wild divagationsAs the result of pure chance the narrator also called C sar discovers a pirate treasure that makes him fabulously rich As a combination playwright and mad scientist he decides to clone the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes who was still alive 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in 1996 when The Literary Conference was first written He does this by using a nano wasp of his own devising which he uses to extract one of the Mexican author s cells while he La ética de la crueldad is attending a literary conference 3052 in Venezuela Atop a mountain he sets his cloning machine Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories into action while he attends the literary conference himself where an early play of his about Adam and Eve Mercator is being performed I will not say at this point exactly how the cloning experiment goes awry but Pasos perdidos en Granada it does so Suffering and no suffering in a most apocalyptic wayMidway through the book Aira tongue Can We Live 150 Years? in cheek talks about his writing styleBut my mania to be constantly adding things episodes paragraphs to be constantly veering off course branching out The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is fatal It must be due to Robs Shiny Dumptruck insecurity fear that the basics are not enough so I have to keep adding and adornment until I achieve a kind of surrealistic rococo which exasperates me than Roller Girl it Mama Glow is to be an endless source of delight This Fire in the Sky is the fourth Aira I have read so far and I cannot seem to stop As Roberto Bolano once said Once you start reading Aira you don t want to stopToo true and so Aira s Rococo Roomba rolls over the literary landscape I find myself olga spessivtzeva in a new world where anything can happen And does

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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 How to Avoid Magic Realism Surrealism Logic and StructureAnother spectacular book by C sar 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 imagination that sets him apart from most other authors This book begins with a short chapter describing how the author a certain C sar famous writer and mad scientist discovers the secret of the Macuto Line a mysterious braided cord on the coast of Venezuela The Macuto Line C sar says was one of the world s wonders It had been constructed by pirates to hide their treasure but no one had succeeded in figuring out how to retrieve the treasure which was somehow buried at the end of the line under water C sar protests that he is not a universal genius that there is no such thing as universal genius But he has a particular combination of talents and weaknesses He spends a couple of pages describing his theory of uniue but unexceptional talents He proposes a thought experiment think of any three books you ve read There may be hundreds of other people in the world who have read those same books Now add a book and only a few people will have read those same four books Add one or two and you will be the only one in the world who has read that particular combination of books You aren t a genius for having done so but you have skills and ualities of attention no one else has Using this individual combination C sar does something simple to the braided Macuto Line and the treasure chest bursts out of its underwater cave and falls at his feetNow here s what s different about Aira almost any other author would have made that an emblem a theme a leitmotif a central subject But The Literary Conference never returns to the subject draws any conclusions from it or proposes it as a key to C sar s character The Macuto Line is actually or less forgotten It doesn t even function as an introduction to the logic or narrative of the book but at the same time it isn t an absurdist episode that is meant to be read allegorically as a sign of the illogic of life Nor is it a surrealist or magic realist moment that is intended to evoke the world s absurdity or mystery In other books Aira does fall into the clich s of magic realism with its assumption or hope that every surrealist juxtaposition or moment of illogic is in itself meaningful poetic or profoundThe Macuto Line is simply the reason the narrator is rich and even that doesn t matter much for the novel There is something extremely peculiar about Aira s way of imagining fiction The Macuto Line and other things that happen in this book are nominally in the magic realist tradition but only in a superficial sense because they don t reveal any unconscious ideas as in surrealism or hidden natural sublime poetry as in magic realism The abstract meditations Aira uses to introduce things like the Macuto Line are nominally examples of philosophic fiction but he has no philosophic arguments to make only stories to tell It s not that he doesn t care about literary precedents possibilities and expectations but that his imagination is apparently either entirely impossible to control or he would like to avoid controlling it as much as possible Aira can be absolutely wonderful It would be wonderful to have a guide to his work because so much is untranslated and because his method creates enormous variations in uality Size Matters is the perfect vehicle for César Aira’s take over of literature ¡Oh, lorem ipsum! 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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