Review: Varamo by César Aira
Some say that everyone has a story in them. In the case of César Aira’s Varamo, the story in question happens to be a masterpiece. How the masterpiece came to be is another story and the primary focus of Aira’s novel. Within the first paragraph of the book, the reader is made aware of the plot. Aira sets up his philosophical meditation on the nature of creativity — and more...
￼ I am a proud bookseller and an avowed book lover. I am also someone who acknowledges that the publishing industry and world of books is changing drastically and rapidly. You won’t find me sitting behind a dusty stack of Encyclopaedia Britannicas muttering to myself about rascally kids and their infernal digital devices of doom. On the other hand, I own a device of doom or two of my own. They...