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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

by César Aira

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César Aira's is a fine short book, imaginative and entertaining, but finally and essentially, it's not about the size, it's about the transmogrified truths, the art of the prose and its necessity.


A poor beleagured miracle worker, scorned by skeptics, bravely decides to use his supernatural powers.

The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

Fiction by César Aira

translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver

Dr. Aira is not a conventional doctor. He has a very special gift for miracles, at least in theory. This has not deterred his archenemy, Dr. Actyn, who is trying to prove that Dr. Aira is a charlatan. When the ever wary Dr. Aira is finally called upon to put his theories into practice and use his healing powers to actually cure a hopelessly sick man, César Aira — the authoritative writer — shows us the truth about miracles in this delightfully awesome book. 

published October 17th, 2012
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