I think Cesar Aira might be my favorite writer.
He is the author of more than 70 novels in Spanish, and New Directions publishes several of his titles every year in English but I still need more! Skip to main content.
The Musical Brain: And Other Stories (Hardcover)
Staff Reviews I think Cesar Aira might be my favorite writer. In his last story, titled "Cecil Taylor," the narrator says, "Narrative traction cannot be suspended, even by inserting endings.
However, as Aira notes in the former story: "That level is History, and History has an important role to play, because it allows us to interrupt the infinite series that are generated by the art of thinking. Aira is from a small town called Coronel Pringles, a province of Buenos Aires, where he developed a voracious appetite for literature at the public library.
Aira says in the same interview, "I'm a narrative reader who searches for a good story," but he is also a writer who seeks narrative invention.
The story "Infinity" recounts the narrator as a young child in Coronel Pringles, who plays a game with "Omar" where each has to say a number greater than the other. Internet Explorer. Available for download. Not available in stores. A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of micro-fiction. Aira, with his fuga hacia adelante 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.
Read a Story from César Aira's Collection, 'The Musical Brain' - VICE
The title story, first published in the New Yorker , is the creme de la creme of this exhilarating collection. The following ISBNs are associated with this title:.
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