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- DescriptionIn a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her husband finds out and takes off after her - to the end of the world, to the place where monsters are born, and where the southern wind falls hopelessly in love.
- Author BiographyCesar Aira is a translator as well as the author of around 80 books of his own - so far. He declared that he might have become a painter if it weren't so difficult ( the paint, the brushes, having to clean it all ). He was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, and moved to Buenos Aires in 1967 at the age of eighteen and was, by his own admission, a young militant leftist, with the notion of writing big realist novels. By 1972, after a brief spell in prison following a student demonstration, he was writing anything but. His writing is considered to be among the most important and influential in Latin America today, and is marked by extreme eccentricity and innovation, as well as an aesthetic restlessness and a playful spirit. He is without a doubt the true heir to Jorge Luis Borges' literature of ideas. He has been called many things: slippery (The Nation), too smart (New York Sun), slapdash (New Yorker), infuriating (New York Times Book Review) and a writer of perplexing episodes (New York Review of Books). He's also been called one of the three or four best writers working in Spanish today (Roberto Bolano) and the most original, shocking, exciting and subversive Spanish-language author of our day (Ignacio Echevarria). Patti Smith was quickly seduced when she read The Seamstress and the Wind, and admits that seeing him at a writer's conference: I was so excited at his presence that I bounded his way like a St. Bernard .
- Author(s)Cesar Aira
- PublisherAnd Other Stories
- Date of Publication21/07/2016
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationHigh Wycombe
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAnd Other Stories
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine112 mm
- Translated byRosalie Knecht
- Format DetailsWith flaps,B-format paperback
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