[The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF

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review The Musical Brain The Musical Brain Free read ñ 4 Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction César Aira–the author of at least eighty novels most of them barely one hundred pages long–The Musical Bra. In lieu of a reviewFreuently when reading Aira you come across passages which suggest the route by which he ll proceed with the story not a foreshadowing of the plot rather a hint of the device by which he ll get there For me it s part of what makes reading him so much fun eg Folklore and literature are so full of stories about greedy fools who are punished for their haste that it makes you think those offers are all too good to be true There are no records or reliable precedents on which to base a decision because this sort of thing happens only in stories or jokes so no one has ever really thought about it seriously and in the stories there s always a trick otherwise it would be no fun and there would be no story At some point we ve all secretly imagined this happening I had it all worked out but only for the three wishes scenario The choice the genie had given me was so unexpected and one of the oppositions was so definitive that I had to weigh them up at least or By the thirties after all Picasso had been recognized as the pre eminent painter of asymmetrical women complicating the reading of an image by introducing a linguistic detour was just another means of distortion and in order to underline the importance that he attached to this procedure he had chosen to apply it to a ueenorThere s also a practical reason which relates to comprehensibility even the most insignificant details are important for the complete explanation of mechanisms that might at first glance seem absurd One has to work through the list of senseless oddities so as not to miss the one that has the magic power to make sense of everythingOther random uotes which appealed to me some of which suffer from lack of contextThe game of realism by its very nature neutralized everythingThe hypothesis underlying this study is that human beings act in strict accordance with an instinctive program which governs all of our actions however unpredictable or freely chosen they may seem and that our cultural free will is conseuently no than a kindly illusion with which we dupe ourselves as much a part of our innate heritage as the restAnd the metaphoric forms of flight new jobs resolutions self hypnosis were predictably even less effective when the literal doesn t work metaphors are worse than uselessIf we had known what surrealism was we would have cried Surrealism is so beautiful It changes everything Then we went back to the normal game like someone going back to sleep back to efficiency and representationThe successiveness of this narration is an unavoidable defectIf I were a character in a play the lack of real privacy would make me feel wary anxious and suspicious One way or another I d sense the uiet attentive presence of the publicAs to keeping the secret and not betraying the trust that had been placed in me I could set my mind at rest because labeling something as art dispels all suspicion of reality foreverOnly time could have provided confirmation of what was happening but it was the action of time precisely that obliterated the traces or scrambled them tying them into a knot It wasn t impossible Every impossibility has a basis in the possible After all one of the men had always had normal size feet and the other normal size hands The brain which is always looking for ways to save energy cancels or dulls the perceptions that are most freuently repeated in everyday life skipping over them taking them for granted the better to concentrate on what s new which might be important for survival whereas familiar features of the environment have been ruled out as potential threatsThe misplaced fact that had always governed my relationship with the two men prevented me from fixing my gaze in an obvious way at least on the enormous hands and feet but I was also inhibited by the very common reluctance which in my case was particularly strong almost a taboo to look in detail at anything monstrous deformed or horrible for fear it might become an obsession or prove to be unforgettable when everything beautiful is forgotten Perhaps this is a remnant of ancestral superstitions Attention skirts around whatever might leave an impression To shut my eyes would have been impolite as well as impractical Which left me with only one option peripheral vision 4something stars rounded to 5 Few if any total misses in the collection in general each story especially toward the end just seemed to get better than the one that preceded it

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The Musical Brain

review The Musical Brain The Musical Brain Free read ñ 4 Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira In Other Stories comprises twenty tales about oddballs freaks and loonies Aira with his fuga hacia adelante or flight forward into the unknown gives us imponderables to ponder and bizarre and seemin. There s a story entitled Cecil Taylor in this collection I don t have heroes these days but if I did Cecil Taylor would surely be near the top of the list So it was a certainty that I was going to pick up this bookThe Cecil Taylor story is a very good one I don t know how much of the story is based in fact and how much is myth Over time fact and myth can merge and become one I m just happy that the story is realThere are at least two other stories in The Music Brain and Other Stories that I know will remain with me over time The Dog a haunting searing tale of guilt conscience and memory and Poverty Maybe that s why you resent me but it s the source of all your originality and given your maladaptation without originality you re nothing I ve never been truly poor and I hope that I never will be but Poverty s argument seemed to be a convincing one for the narrator of the story though there may well be some twisted irony involved thereSome of the other stories in this collection turn in on themselves in ways that didn t grab me and made for sluggish reading but I ll remember the three stories mentioned above and that s enough for me

Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira

review The Musical Brain The Musical Brain Free read ñ 4 Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira Gly out of context plot lines as well as thoughtful and passionate takes on everyday reality The title story first published in the New Yorker is the creme de la creme of this exhilarating collectio. C sar Aira s The Musical Brain is a commanding performance finding the fabulist once again blurring the imagined boundaries between genres between so called reality and so called fantasy music biography mathematics science among the subjects and forms respectively upended The following uote from Cecil Taylor the collection s last story serves as a possible guide to Aira s singular approach to narrative throughout this collection and his writing as a wholeAnd what counts in literature is detail atmosphere and the right balance between the two The exact detail which makes things visible and an evocative overall atmosphere without which the details would be a disjointed inventory Atmosphere allows the author to work with forces freed of function and with movements in a space that is independent of location a space that finally abolishes the difference between writer and the writtenthe great manifold tunnel in broad daylight


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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF César Aira ´ 4 Free read Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira This was very thoughtfully given to me on my birthday this year by a writer friend who considers it one of his favorites So for me it

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF César Aira ´ 4 Free read In lieu of a reviewFreuently when reading Aira you come across passages which suggest the route by which he’ll proceed with the story—not a foreshadowing of the plot rather a hint of the device by which he’

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF César Aira ´ 4 Free read Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira César Aira’s influences are rather apparent Marcel Schwob Raymond Roussel and of course Jorge Luis Borges but he is on the side of

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF There's a story entitled Cecil Taylor in this collection I don't have heroes these days but if I did Cecil Taylor

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF Aira deals in the higher geometries of narrative Sometimes his stories fold in on their own devices examining their own techniue and structure in startling ways Because of Aira's warm sense of irony he freuently enters his own stories as an unreliable narrator and evasive philosopher he's able to do so without the particularly cold reflexive feel of much avant garde contemporary writingIn fact in one of his interviews he rejects

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF The Tenth FoldSeveral of the twenty stories in this collection mention the fact that you cannot fold a sheet of paper in half than nine times The fact is not really essential to any of the stories in which it occurs except that it sets up the legend of the tenth fold that speculative but impossible extension to everyday logic to which only

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF Of course Cesar Aira has over 90 books his stories have such manic energy and a sneaky speed that somehow defies his brain trapped stories This collection gets its title from an enigmatic object in a real firework of a story that comes 13 of the way into this small book and sadly marks the end of its great moments; however considering the collection's consistent narrator is ostensibly Aira himself bubbling over with stories that seem to

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    [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF César Aira ´ 4 Free read César Aira's The Musical Brain is a commanding performance finding the fabulist once again blurring the imagined boundaries between genres between so called reality and so called fantasy music biography mathematics science among the subjects and forms respectively upended The following uote from Cecil Taylor the collection's last story serves as a possible guide to Aira's singular approach to narrative through

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    Summary Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ César Aira César Aira ´ 4 Free read [The Musical Brain] EBOOK / PDF Aira's writing inspires both envy and annoyance The former being the excruciating Part of his brilliance is in getting carried away but he doesn't always carry the reader with him His powers are nonetheless undeniable Aira is at his most obnoxious in the penultimate story but the final one about the early failures of my favorite jazz musician Cecil Taylor cemented my emotional bond with his work I simultaneo

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  • Hardcover
  • 351
  • The Musical Brain
  • César Aira
  • English
  • 15 August 2020
  • 9780811220293