Artforum César Aira

Artforum

Author: César Aira
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Book Title
Artforum
Author
César Aira
ISBN
9780811229265
Artforum is certainly one of C sar Aira's most charming, quirky, and funny books to date. Consisting of a series of interrelated stories about his compulsion to collect Artforum magazine, this is not about art so much as it is about passionate obsession. At first we follow our hapless collector from magazine shops to used bookstores hunting for copies of Artforum. A friend alerts him to a copy somewhere and he obsesses about actually going to get it--will the shop be open, will the copy already be sold? Finally he takes out a subscription, but then it never comes, so he hounds the mailman. There's the day his stash of Artforums gets rained on, but only one absorbs the water. And interspersed is a wacky chapter about the mystery of the broken clothespins. "How weird." "How crazy."Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: César AiraPublisher: New Directions Publishing CorporationPublished: 03/31/2020ISBN: 9780811229265Pages: 80Weight: 0.10lbsSize: 7.00h x 4.30w x 0.50dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020
Artforum is certainly one of C sar Aira's most charming, quirky, and funny books to date. Consisting of a series of interrelated stories about his compulsion to collect Artforum magazine, this is not about art so much as it is about passionate obsession. At first we follow our hapless collector from magazine shops to used bookstores hunting for copies of Artforum. A friend alerts him to a copy somewhere and he obsesses about actually going to get it--will the shop be open, will the copy already be sold? Finally he takes out a subscription, but then it never comes, so he hounds the mailman. There's the day his stash of Artforums gets rained on, but only one absorbs the water. And interspersed is a wacky chapter about the mystery of the broken clothespins. "How weird." "How crazy."

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780811229265
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.10lbs
Size: 7.00h x 4.30w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020
Artforum is certainly one of C sar Aira's most charming, quirky, and funny books to date. Consisting of a series of interrelated stories about his compulsion to collect Artforum magazine, this is not about art so much as it is about passionate obsession. At first we follow our hapless collector from magazine shops to used bookstores hunting for copies of Artforum. A friend alerts him to a copy somewhere and he obsesses about actually going to get it--will the shop be open, will the copy already be sold? Finally he takes out a subscription, but then it never comes, so he hounds the mailman. There's the day his stash of Artforums gets rained on, but only one absorbs the water. And interspersed is a wacky chapter about the mystery of the broken clothespins. "How weird." "How crazy."

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780811229265
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.10lbs
Size: 7.00h x 4.30w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020