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The Seamstress And The Wind

The Seamstress And The Wind
Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219127
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As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
The Seamstress and the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: César Aira, Rosalie Knecht
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-30 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing
As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
The Seamstress and the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: César Aira
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-28 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing
As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Will H. Corral, Juan E. De Castro, Nicholas Birns
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.
Seamstress and the Wind
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rosalie Knecht
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:
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Patagonia
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Chris Moss
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-09 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and roaming nomads when Ferdinand Magellan made landfall in 1520. A fateful moment for the natives, this was the start of an era of adventure and exploration. Soon Sir Francis Drake and John Byron, and sailors from Europe and America, would be exploring Patagonia’s bays and inlets, mapping fjords and channels, whaling, sifting the streams for gold in the endless search for Eldorado. As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes. All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and
Die Schneiderin und der Wind
Language: de
Pages: 144
Authors: César Aira
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-15 - Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
Es war einmal in Colonel Pringles, jenem mythischen Städtchen César Airas: Dort lebte eine Näherin ohne Geschmack, aber von unendlicher Fingerfertigkeit. Wie viele andere Frauen in Pringles hatte sie einen einzigen Sohn. Eines Tages glaubt sie ihn entführt und nach Patagonien verschleppt. Sie rafft das Brautkleid zusammen, das sie noch schnell für die örtliche Kunstlehrerin nähen soll, springt in ein Taxi und folgt ihrem Sohn in wilder Jagd. Als ihr Mann davon erfährt, entschließt er sich, ihr zu folgen, und die Katastrophe nimmt ihren Lauf. Unterwegs verliebt sich ein Wirbelwind in die Näherin und offenbart sich ihr irgendwo am Ende der Welt. Er verspricht ihr, (fast) all ihre Wünsche zu erfüllen. Eine rasante Novelle im unvergleichlichen Stil des großen argentinischen Autors.
The Lady's Home Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: César Aira
Categories: Periodicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1857 - Publisher:
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Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Victoria Hamilton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-07 - Publisher: Beyond The Page
Description/Blurb: Fans of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries will love this all-new Lady Anne Addison Mystery from Victoria Hamilton . . . While in Bath preparing for her upcoming marriage to Lord Darkefell, Lady Anne learns of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town whose uncanny predictions have stunned the gullible and the skeptical alike. Certain there’s a harmless rational explanation for the medium’s supposed otherworldly abilities, Anne’s tolerance turns to defiance when the seer’s dark pronouncements begin having a decidedly harmful affect on her friends—and a troubled local vicar takes his own life. Convinced that the woman is orchestrating a devious scheme, Anne begins to suspect that she’s working in league with a shrewd newcomer who’s attached himself to many of the town’s wealthy widowers. As she navigates the swirling rumors of Bath society to confirm her suspicions and unmask the charlatans for what they are, she discovers that the treacherous conspirators are plotting to make her own future very dark—and very short-lived . . . Praise for the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries: “If you are looking for a historical mystery with romance, suspense, and a suggestion of paranormal, then read Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark.”
The Shamrock
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Victoria Hamilton
Categories: English literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1879 - Publisher:
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Donahoe's Magazine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Victoria Hamilton
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1882 - Publisher:
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