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by Chris Andrews,Roberto Bolaño,César Aira

Author: Chris Andrews,Roberto Bolaño,César Aira
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: New Directions; Translation edition (May 25, 2006)
Pages: 120 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.9
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Benjamin Lytal, New York Sun. I’m about to reread César Aira’s An Episode in the Life of a Landscape .

Benjamin Lytal, New York Sun. I’m about to reread César Aira’s An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter once again. The book’s mere 87 pages are so multifaceted and transporting and I get so absorbed that upon finishing I don’t remember anything. Like having a complex cinematic dream that dissipates upon awakening. Series: New Directions Paperbook. Paperback: 120 pages. ISBN-10: 9780811216302.

He has translated books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize for his translations

He has translated books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize for his translations. Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times), and as the real thing and the rarest (Susan Sontag)

He has translated books by Roberto Bolano and Cesar Aira for New Directions. He has won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for his poetry and the Valle-Inclan Prize for his translations

He has translated books by Roberto Bolano and Cesar Aira for New Directions. Author of 2666 and many other acclaimed works, Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. He has been acclaimed "by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time" (Ilan Stavans, The Los Angeles Times)," and as "the real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag)

The Incredible César Aira by Roberto Bolano If there is one contemporary writer who defies classification, it is César Aira, an Argentinean from a town in the province of Buenos . The Incredible César Aira by Roberto Bolano.

The Incredible César Aira by Roberto Bolano If there is one contemporary writer who defies classification, it is César Aira, an Argentinean from a town in the province of Buenos Aires called Coronel Pringles, which must, I suppose, be a real place, although it could well have been imagined by its most eminent son, who has given us supe.

Bolaño, who called Aira one of the three or four best writers working in. .Soon they come to an even more desolate landscape. On the third day they came to expanses resonant with emptiness.

Bolaño, who called Aira one of the three or four best writers working in Spanish today, also saw this Gombrowicz connection, writing: His novels seem to put the theories of Gombrowicz into practice, except, and the difference is fundamental, that Gombrowicz was the abbot of a luxurious imaginary monastery, while Aira is a nun or novice among the Discalced Carmelites of the Word Soon they come to an even more desolate landscape.

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Cesar Aira, Chris Andrews, Roberto Bolano. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johan Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to travel West from Europe to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas.

Chris Andrews (Translator). Such an Episode occurred in the life of our Landscape Painter, Johan Moritz Rugendas

Chris Andrews (Translator). As stated by Roberto Bolaño in the forward: ‘ novels seem to put the theories of Witold Gombrowicz into practice, except, and the difference is fundamental, that Gombrowicz was the abbot of a luxurious imaginary monastery, while Aira is a nun or novice among the Discalced Carmelites of the World. Such an Episode occurred in the life of our Landscape Painter, Johan Moritz Rugendas.

Of those whose lives and work we know in detail, the finest was Rugendas, who made two visits to Argentina. been exercised solely in the more topographically and botanically exuberant regions of the New World.

Of those whose lives and work we know in detail, the finest was Rugendas, who made two visits to Argentina the Rio de la Plata-in such abundance that an estimated two hundred paintings remained in the hands of local collectors-and to refute his friend and admirer Humboldt, or rather a simplistic interpretation of Humboldt's theory, according to which the painter's talent should have.

Translator: Chris Andrews. Preface:Roberto Bolano. Publisher: New Directions. The story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Generally admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around Rugendas' trips to Argentina where he strived to achieve in art the 'physiognomic totality' of Humboldt's scientific vision of the whole.

An astounding novel from Argentina that is a meditation on the beautiful and the grotesque in nature, the art of landscape painting, and one experience in a man's life that became a lightning rod for inspiration.

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johan Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to travel West from Europe to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around the secret objective behind Rugendas' trips to America: to visit Argentina in order to achieve in art the "physiognomic totality" of von Humboldt's scientific vision of the whole. Rugendas is convinced that only in the mysterious vastness of the immense plains will he find true inspiration. A brief and dramatic visit to Mendosa gives him the chance to fulfill his dream. From there he travels straight out onto the pampas, praying for that impossible moment, which would come only at an immense pricean almost monstrously exorbitant price that would ultimately challenge his drawing and force him to create a new way of making art. A strange episode that he could not avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly and explosively marks him for life.