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Artforum / Cesar Aira ; translated by Katherine Silver.

Aira, Cesar, 1949- (author.). Silver, Katherine, (translator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC AIRA (Text) 32826014254171 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811229265
  • ISBN: 0811229262
  • Physical Description: 82 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: New Directions paperbook.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published by Blatt & Rios, Buenos Aires, in 2014.
Summary, etc.:
"Artforum is certainly one of Cesar Aira's most charming, quirky, and funny books to date. Consisting of a series of interrelated stories about his compulsion to collect Artforum magazine, this is not about art so much as it is about passionate obsession. At first we follow our hapless collector from magazine shops to used bookstores hunting for copies of Artforum. A friend alerts him to a copy somewhere and he obsesses about actually going to get it-will the shop be open, will the copy already be sold? Finally he takes out a subscription, but then it never comes, so he hounds the mailman. There's the day his stash of Artforums gets rained on, but only one absorbs the water. And interspersed is a wacky chapter about the mystery of the broken clothespins. "How weird." "How crazy.""-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated into English from Spanish.
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Fiction.
Periodicals > Collectors and collecting > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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