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The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

by: Cesar Aira

Publisher: New Directions Books (2015)

$29.95

Aira's stories are always memorable, whether you like them or not. They go everywhere and nowhere, often ending in jokes, paradoxes, and the supernatural. This collection visits themes of childhood, the preservation of memory, youthful dreams, follies and regrets while touring the author's real childhood from rural Argentina to Buenos Aires. Absurd, modern, sometimes Kafkaesque, these stories celebrate the poetry of mundane life.