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The Divorce by [César Aira, Patti Smith, Chris Andrews]

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"Reading El divorcio is like witnessing an explosion, or the birth of an alphabet."
David Kurnick, Public Books

"Aira is unencumbered. He does what he does, and what we receive is giddy, unquestionably self-indulgent, and yet absolutely perfect."
Kamil Ahsan, NPR

"Sui generis is really the only way to accurately describe César Aira. He’s by turns a realist, a magical realist and a surrealist ― and therefore not really any of them. Anything can happen in an Aira novel, and almost everything does."
Tyler Malone, Los Angeles Times
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About the Author

Nominated for a Neustadt award and the Man Booker International Prize, César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949. He has published at least one hundred books and recently created a limited edition, “Valise,” for the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

The poet Chris Andrews teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he is a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He has translated books by Roberto Bolano and César Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize for his translations.

Patti Smith is a poet, performer, visual artist, and author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids. She has twelve albums, has had numerous gallery shows, and continues to give concerts of her music and poetry. Her books include Early Work, The Coral Sea,Witt, Babel, Auguries of Innocence, Woolgathering, Land 250, Trois, and many others. She lives in New York.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08WTBL4V4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Directions (June 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 816 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 76 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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C&eacute;sar Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. He taught at the University of Buenos Aires (about Copi and Rimbaud) and at the University of Rosario (Constructivism and Mallarm&eacute;), and has translated and edited books from France, England, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Perhaps one of the most prolific writers in Argentina, and certainly one of the most talked about in Latin America, Aira has published more than eighty books to date in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, and Spain, which have been translated for France, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Romania, Russia, and now the United States.

One novel, La prueba, has been made into a feature film, and How I Became a Nun was chosen as one of Argentina’s ten best books. Besides essays and novels Aira writes regularly for the Spanish newspaper El Pa&iacute;s. In 1996 he received a Guggenheim scholarship, in 2002 he was shortlisted for the R&oacute;mulo Gallegos prize, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.

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