The Literary Conference

The Literary Conference

Paperback - 2010
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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 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 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.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2010.
ISBN: 9780811218788
Characteristics: 90 p. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Silver, Katherine


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Sep 24, 2010

Vampirism is the key to my relationships with others, the only mechanism that allows me to interact. Of course, this is a metaphor. Vampires, as such, do not exist, they are merely a hook on which to hang all manner of shameful parasitisms that need metaphor to come to terms with themselves.

Sep 24, 2010

Impunity: it's always impunity that gets you dancing. What did I care about being ridiculous? I was on my way to earning a superior kind of impunity, but nobody knew it.


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