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Evasi?n y otros ensayos/ Escape and Other Essays

Evasi?N Y Otros Ensayos/ Escape And Other Essays


Cesar Aira, maestro indiscutible de las letras de nuestro idioma, define su ficcion como ensayos disfrazados de novelas. En este volumen, sin embargo, su esplendida faceta de ensayista cobra protagonismo para dar cuenta del mundo de referencias y la singular poetica que le caracteriza. Integrado por cinco textos, Evasion y otros ensayos trata sobre la forma y el contenido narrativo, el proceso de creacion y la funcion de la literatura, temas todos ellos fundamentales para el autor argentino. Bien sea rompiendo lanzas en favor de la ficcion de entretenimiento de autores como Stevenson, como sucede en Evasion, o elogiando la placentera inutilidad de la literatura en Discurso breve, texto con el que inauguro el Festival de Literatura de Berlin de 2016, los ensayos de Cesar Aira son luminosos y contundentes a un tiempo. El procedimiento literario propuesto por Raymond Roussel, su referente en la vanguardia, o aquel otro en el que analiza el concepto de genialidad a traves de la figura de Salvador Dali, otro de sus grandes modelos, completan este volumen, una extraordinaria recopilacion que se cierra con otra joya made in Aira: un ensayo sobre la tematica propia del ensayo. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Cesar Aira, indisputable master of Spanish-language literature, defines his fiction as "essays disguised as novels." In this volume, however, his splendid skill as an essayist gains prominence, showing off the wealth of references and unique poetics that characterize his work. Containing five texts, Escape and Other Essays discusses narrative form and content, the process of creation, and the function of literature: all fundamental themes for the Argentinean author. Whether standing up for entertainment fiction, as he does in "Escape," or praising the pleasant "uselessness" of literature in "Short Speech," the text with which he opened the 2016 International Literature Festival Berlin, Cesar Aira's essays are simultaneously luminous and potent.



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  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House
  • ISBN-13: 9788439733669
  • ISBN: 8439733666
  • Publication Year: 2018
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