The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

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By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811220293
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: New Directions - March 3rd, 2015

A beautifully strange and packed short story collection. You get caught up with Aira in his preposterous logic problems and descriptions of artwork—such as a historical scene on a ship deck depicted in a folded cafe napkin, a dissolving Mona Lisa that becomes Debussyscented candles. Aira poses important questions, like: Would you rather have a Picasso or be a Picasso? For lovers of Borges, Cortazar, Calvino, Murakami.