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I liked the beginning, but overall it is not my cup of a tea. But it is matter of taste. However, I will try Aira's other books.Published 2 months ago by YG
An unusual book about two German landscape painters in 18th century Latin America. Descriptive narrative that makes you experience the landscape and the painters through their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rupert C. Lewis
Wonderfully written, very enjoyable. I will read more of Aira's works. Great discovery. This was my first Argentine author, I will read more.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
A fictional account of a true life story of the German artist, Johann Moritz Rugendas, who lived in the first half of the 19th Century. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by James W. Fonseca
In history, Johann Rugendas (1802-1858) was a documentary landscape painter who worked principally in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Ethan Cooper
Wow! I've had this book for several years on my computer desk waiting for the time to read it. Last weekend an article in the New York Times on rereading mentioned it and I knew... Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by lapidaryblue
This intense little book by Cesar Aira is compelling and mysterious. At 87 pages, it is more a novella than a novel. Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Darrell Delamaide
I strongly recommend this short novel.
The author creates a dreamlike, other-worldly atmosphere in telling this story of a painter who comes to grief out of his desire... Read more