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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira - César Aira, Katherine Silver
The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira
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Aira's latest concerns a reluctant but powerful doctor who finally decides to use his healing powers to help a hopeless patient.César Aira’s newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single,in his forties, and poor, Dr. Aira is a skeptic. His personality — his weaknesses,whims,... show more
Aira's latest concerns a reluctant but powerful doctor who finally decides to use his healing powers to help a hopeless patient.César Aira’s newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single,in his forties, and poor, Dr. Aira is a skeptic. His personality — his weaknesses,whims, and pet peeves — is summed up in a series of digressions and regressions but he has a very special gift for miracles. He no longer cares about miracles,however, and has no faith in them. Perhaps he is even a little ashamed about his supernatural powers. Such is Dr. Aira, who also has to confront his arch-enemy— chief of the Piñero Hospital, Dr. Actyn — who is constantly trying to prove that Dr. Aira is a charlatan. Poor Dr. Aira is indeed a worker of miracles, but César Aira — the magesterial author — sends the very human doctor stumbling toward the biggest trap of all, in this magical book.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780811219990 (0811219992)
ASIN: 811219992
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 106
Edition language: English
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A Book Every Other Day
A Book Every Other Day rated it
2.0 The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira
Interesting at points, but reminded me of philosophical ramblings of someone smoking pot. Just... so random.
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
There’s something about a new César Aira novel—something that always makes me want to get my hands on it NOW. This one is, I think, even better than many of the others—something just shy of An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter. This one caught me up from the very beginning and didn’t turn ...
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