The Literary Conference (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback)

By Cesar Aira, Katherine Silver (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218788, 90pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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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 of the first order, The Literary Conference is the perfect vehicle for Cesar Aira's take over of literature in the 21st century.