- Read more about César Aira on our author page.
- Read an interview with César Aira in The Skinny
- You can watch a great interview with César Aira on the website of the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen here.
- You can watch César Aira talking about his love of writing in this video from the Louisiana Literature Festival, and read Aira’s US publisher, Barbara Epler of New Directions, talking about Aira’s work here in the New Yorker.
- Read more about the other books in our Aira series: The Seamstress and the Wind, The Little Buddhist Monk, The Proof, The Lime Tree and Birthday on our book pages.
‘The Divorce outlines the process for those wishing to comprehend or to experience the expansive possibilities of a single moment. That is his wondrous gift, and The Divorce is the personification of that gift.’
‘The Divorce seems to me the secret centre of his work, a book compressing all the Airan effects – above all his gift for compression. The novel’s speed is breathtaking . . . By the time this miraculously dense book has reached its conclusion, Aira has wheeled through the gothic novel, noir, sci-fi, family saga, social satire. It is almost impossible to believe the text occupies only 115 pages.’
‘El divorcio . . . is a story whose “artefactual” perfection could relaunch the conversation about the good and the bad Airas.’