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Read online The Literary Conference.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Literary Conference 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 he intuitively solves an ancient riddle finds a pirate s treasure and becomes a very wealthy man Even so C sar 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 em The Literary Conference em is the perfect vehicle for C sar Aira s take over of literature in the st century by César Aira, Katherine Silver

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The Literary Conference
Title:The Literary Conference
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ISBN:0811218783
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Number of Pages:90
Category:Fiction, Latin american, Novella, Spanish literature
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em An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter em is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johan Moritz Rugendas 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 s 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 price an 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, p A sinisterly funny modern day em Through the Looking Glass em that begins with cyanide poisoning and ends in strawberry ice cream p em 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 em 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 em How I Became a Nun em retains childhood s main treasures the reality of fable and the delirium of invention br br 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 em How I Became a Nun em With a subtle and melancholic sense of humor he reflects on his failures on the meaning of life and the importance of literature, 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, A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction C sar Aira the author of at least eighty novels most of them barely one hundred pages long em The Musical Brain amp Other Stories em comprises twenty tales about oddballs freaks and loonies Aira with his em fuga hacia adelante em or flight forward into the unknown gives us imponderables to ponder and bizarre and seemingly out of context plot lines as well as thoughtful and passionate takes on everyday reality The title story first published in the em New Yorker em is the creme de la creme of this exhilarating collection