Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino #currentlyreading

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino #currentlyreading

21 April 2014 · Comments

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15 April 2014 · Comments

Currently Reading…

Ghosts by Cesar Aira

Aira’s novella takes place in Buenos Aires on New Year’s Eve, inside a half-finished luxury-apartment complex. As the night watchman and his family, who occupy a makeshift dwelling on the roof, prepare for the evening’s festivities, a congregation of male ghosts flits about the building, sunning themselves in a mood of summery exhibitionism. Aira alternates between banal details of the family’s everyday existence and intellectual flights of fancy that include such diverse subjects as the social structure of Pygmy communities and Aborigine myth. As night falls, the watchman’s ineffectual, fiercely imaginative teen-age stepdaughter is drawn into a deadly pact with the ghosts as a way to escape an unnamed specific torment. Aira conjures a languorous, surreal atmosphere of baking heat and quietly menacing shadows that puts one in mind of a painting by de Chirico (The New Yorker).

(Source: amazon.com)

15 April 2014 · Comments

invisiblestories:

J.G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction no. 85

invisiblestories:

J.G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction no. 85

14 April 2014 · Comments

So good.

So good.

5 April 2014 · Comments

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