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In this written version it is, of course, still in: We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The Literary Conference is one of those books that truly is unlike anything most readers are likely to have encountered even if they’ve read a few other works by Aira.

This is another totally original story from Aira, using Hollywood B movie tropes mad scientist, unworldly creatures, advanced technology. The narrator’s ambitions are very great indeed — nothing less than extending his: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Because I am a writer, this causes no particular concern. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen akra are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Because the prose in the English translations of these novels is wonderfully poetic yet lucid, I was particularly interested in hearing how Fuentes spoke English.

César Aira: El congreso de literatura (The Literary Conference)

The Literary Conference – Canada. The Literary Conference constantly keeps the reader guessing: Fortunately, it is readily available in English, thanks to New Directions. No idea if this is true. Aira leads down one path, only to radically upset his premises and change route or, arguably, to take things to their logical conclusion — though it’s not a readily recognizable and familiar logic Yet the novella is full of the fantastical, inserting the very unusual that Fuentes-cloning experiment goes really, really wrong, for one thing in the very everyday.


Share your thoughts with other customers. His English was stunning, beautiful and very much like the translations from the Spanish I had read, even in his extemporaneous answers to questions from the audience. Write a customer review. AmazonGlobal Cnogreso Orders Internationally.

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He doesn’t mean conventional translations, from one language to another, of the sort he earns his living with, but rather much more fundamental shifts in narrative and action more akin to Kuhnian paradigm shifts.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Literary Conference is a mere eighty-five pages long, but Aira packs a lot into that. The moment has come, I believe, to do another “translation” of the story I am telling in order to make clear my real intentions.

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El Congreso De Literatura/ the Literature Congress

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Any of a number of the plotlines — say, his congrezo to clone writer Carlos Fuentes which he comes close to managing, but which does not work out quite as planned — would be enough to sustain the story, but Aira stacks up and connects quite a few very disparate layers. Your email address will not be published. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. He describes himself as a ‘Mad Scientist’ of sorts, too; and he is a creator-author, with a lot in his mind.

So, for example, he announces: Get to Know Us. I can say that he writes beautiful Spanish as, indeed, does Aira. The strangeness that made everything sparkle came from me. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Accept Reject Read More. There’s a problem loading liteeratura menu right now.

The narrator is a translator and, on the side, a scientific experimentalistand the novella offers a series of “translations” — a concept he also puts in quotation marks when he refers to it aia his account.

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