César Aira: Artforum (Artforum)

The latest addition to my website is César Aira‘s Artforum (Artforum). This is a series of short pieces all linked by the US art magazine Artforum. The narrator is a devoted reader of the magazine but it is difficult to obtain in Buenos Aires, where he lives so, eventually, he subscribes to it. However, delivery is not reliable and this causes him much grief. However, in normal Aira fashion, we get all sorts of odd tangents, such as the magazine having a mind of its own, the narrator getting killed by a policeman because of the magazine, the narrator even considering producing his own edition of the magazine, not to mention the somewhat odd issue of clothes pegs randomly breaking. As always it is great fun and highly original.

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