The Literary Conference
The Literary Conference
Translated by Katherine Silver

New in the New Directions Pearls series: an extremely rich mad scientist attempts to clone a leading genius in a bid to take over the world. César is a translator who's fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination. On a visit to the beach he intuitively solves an ancient riddle, finds a pirate’s treasure, and becomes a very wealthy man. Even so, César’s bid for world domination comes first and so he attends a literary conference to be near the man whose clone he hopes will lead an army to victory: the world-renowned Mexican author, Carlos Fuentes. A comic science fiction fantasy of the first order, The Literary Conference is the perfect vehicle for César Aira’s take over of literature in the 21st century. .

Title The Literary Conference
Author César Aira
Translated by Katherine Silver
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 25 May 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 0811218783
ISBN-13 9780811218788
Publication Date 25 May 2010
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.

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