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Ghosts (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)

by César Aira

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At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 86 titles, this is the only second-half 2013 book preview you will ever need.

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At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.

On The Rise of the Book Trailer 1

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At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 2

The number of novelists with a claim to having published major work this year forms a kind of alphabet: Aira, Amis, Bolaño, Boyd, Carey, Cohen, Cunningam, Donoghue...

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The effect of all the detail and incident César Aira can offer on such a small canvas is vertiginous, like reading an epic poem etched on a grain of sand.

The Trojan Horse Problem: Thoughts on Structure 30

How many complications of time and viewpoint novel can a stand and remain viable—and by “viable”, I think I mean both “elegant” and “not completely baffling.”

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A young award for literature in translation highlights the best translated works with its newly announced shortlist.