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The literary conference

Author: César Aira; Katherine Silver
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Carlos Fuentes; Carlos Fuentes
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César Aira; Katherine Silver
ISBN: 9780811218788 0811218783
OCLC Number: 463307600
Notes: "Originally published by Ediciones ERA, Argentina, as El congreso de literatura in 2006"--Title page verso.
"First published as a Pearl (NDP1173) by New Directions in 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 90 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Part 1: The Macuto line --
Part 2: The conference.
Other Titles: Congreso de literatura.
Responsibility: César Aira ; translated by Katherine Silver.

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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.

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