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Aira, César 1949-

Overview
Works: 240 works in 1,004 publications in 6 languages and 11,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Ghost stories  Science fiction  Satire  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ7798.1.I7, 863.64
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Most widely held works by César Aira
Ghosts by César Aira ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ghosts revolves around an immigrant worker's family squatting on the haunted construction site of a luxury condominium building. All of the workmen and their wives and children see the ghosts, who literally hang around the place, but one teenage girl becomes the most curious. Her questions about the ghosts get so intense that her mother - in a chilling split-second - realizes her daughter's life hangs in the balance."
Varamo by César Aira ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that Varamo, at fifty years old, 'hadn't previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one.'"--P. [4] of cover
How I became a nun by César Aira ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend
An episode in the life of a landscape painter by César Aira ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief and dramatic visit to the pampas gives him the chance to fulfill his ambition but a strange episode that he cannot avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly marks him for life."--BOOK JACKET
The literary conference by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cesar is a translator who's fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination. On a visit to the beach he intuitively solves an ancient riddle, finds a pirate's treasure, and becomes a very wealthy man. Even so, Cesar's bid for world domination comes first and so he attends a literary conference to be near the man whose clone he hopes will lead an army to victory: the world-renowned Mexican author, Carlos Fuentes. A comic science fiction fantasy
The hare by César Aira ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clarke, a nineteenth-century English naturalist, roams the pampas in search of that most elusive and rare animal: the Legibrerian hare, whose defining quality seems to be its ability to fly. The local Indians, pointing skyward, report recent sightings of the hare but then ask Clarke to help them search for their missing chief as well. On further investigation Clarke finds more than meets the eye:in the Mapuche and Voroga languages every word has at least two meanings.Witty, very ironic, and with all the usual Airian digressive magic, The Hare offers subtle reflections on love, Victorian-era colonialism, and the many ambiguities of language
Diccionario de autores latinoamericanos by César Aira ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El diccionario expone las riquezas de cinco siglos de literaturas americanas, narradores, poetas, dramaturgos, alternan con historiadores, científicos, periodistas, cronistas antiguos y modernos, utopistas y aficionados
Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero by César Aira ( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ema, la cautiva by César Aira ( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las noches de Flores by César Aira ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seamstress and the wind by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what's happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver
Los fantasmas : novela by César Aira ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canto castrato by César Aira ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argentina, the great estancias by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Sueño by César Aira ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La villa by César Aira ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shantytown by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires's shantytown attracts the attention of a corrupt policeman who would use anyone including innocent kids to break a drug ring he believes is operating in the slum. By the author of An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
Varamo by César Aira ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The miracle cures of Dr. Aira by César Aira ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short fiction about a doctor who has a gift for making miracles and who is not deterred by his archenemy, Dr. Actyn, who is constantly trying to prove he is a charlatan
La liebre by César Aira ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Novela. Aunque ambientada en las pampas argentinas durante el período Rosista, la narración de aventuras extrañas excede ampliamente cualquier reconstrucción histórica. Tal como dice un personaje: 'Estas cosas sólo pasan en las novelas ... Pero las novelas sólo pasan en la realidad.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
 
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Alternative Names
Aira, César
Aira, César T.
Aira, César T. 1949-
Aira, César Tomás 1949-
アイラ, セサル
Languages
Spanish (241)
English (27)
Portuguese (4)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (2)
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