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The Literary Conference

by: Cesar Aira

Publisher: New Directions (1997)

$13.95

Staff Pick by comrade: LS

This book is definitely as absurd as the back cover makes it out to be. Immersed in the nonsense is also a rather thoughtful study of language and metaphor. Aira's attention to detail and lucid stream of consciousness writing remind me of a lesser Borges, perhaps mixed with a little Hunter S. Thompson in this novella.