DUE IN MARCH: In Artforum, Aira’s earnest narrator chronicles his obsession with collecting Artforum magazine, which is difficult to acquire in his country and centers around contemporary art.  Among the dreamy landscape of his cozy apartment and beautiful neighborhood, the narrator tells a series of collector’s triumphs and defeats, with a curious story about a rapture of clothespins mixed in for fun.  In short, bouncy chapters, he struggles to understand his obsession with surrounding himself with precious things, and his passion becomes peace in the blink of an eye. Readers will be taken by the charm of this work—Aira’s dancelike prose and absurdist humor made me think of Richard Brautigan. Recommended by Mary
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By César Aira, Katherine Silver (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811229265
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Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

One man’s obsession with Artforum magazine takes us on a hilarious journey to the ultimate meaning of the very creation of art