An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

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by César Aira
     
 

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An astounding novel from Argentina that is a meditation on the beautiful and the grotesque in nature, the art of landscape painting, and one experience in a man's life that became a lightning rod for inspiration.See more details below

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An astounding novel from Argentina that is a meditation on the beautiful and the grotesque in nature, the art of landscape painting, and one experience in a man's life that became a lightning rod for inspiration.

Editorial Reviews

Patti Smith - NYTBR
“I’m about to reread César Aira’s An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter once again. The book’s mere 87 pages are so multi­faceted and transporting and I get so absorbed that upon finishing I don’t remember anything. Like having a complex cinematic dream that dissipates upon awakening.”
Bondo Wyszpolski - Easy Reader
“A book fueled by altered perception.”
Benjamin Lytal - New York Sun
“Aira oversteps the bounds of realism, forcing the world to live up to his imagination.”
Ignacio Echeverri
“The author who nowadays is perhaps the most original and shocking, the most exciting and subversive Spanish narrative writer.”
Mark Doty - Los Angeles Times
“May it herald many more such unsettling and elegant parables to come.”
Claire Morris - Historical Novels Review
“An easy and diverting read.”
Douglas Messerli
“A spirit of wonderment and awe in the brave new world.”
Patti Smith - New York Times Book Review
“I’m about to reread César Aira’s An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter once again. The book’s mere 87 pages are so multi­faceted and transporting and I get so absorbed that upon finishing I don’t remember anything. Like having a complex cinematic dream that dissipates upon awakening.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811216302
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
263,013
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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