César Aira’s Artforum is a love letter to the homonymous magazine in which the author explores and exposes his obsessive relationship to the publication and his travails to find copies of it in the wild in Argentina. However, it’s much more than that. Aira is a master of language known for infusing his narratives with as much philosophy as humor, and he does that here in a brilliant series of short essays/stories/journal entries that chronicle his travails to find the magazine.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Laura van den Berg, thoughts on the writings of Norah Lange, and much more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with César Aira and André Aciman, new nonfiction by Rahawa Haile, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Karolina Waclawiak, new poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Rachel Kushner, notes on music and surveillance culture, thoughts on César Aira’s fiction, an interview with Lucy K. Shaw, and more.
In our Friday morning reading: notes on new books from Nina MacLaughlin and César Aira, interviews with Nova Ren Suma and Marci Blackman, new writing from xTx, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kelly Link, Warren Ellis discusses the future, Patti Smith reviews César Aira’s new collection, new nonfiction from Jennifer Gilmore, and more.
In our Friday morning reading: new fiction from César Aira, new nonfiction from Eric Paul, an interview with Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, venturing into Amateur Night at the Apollo, notes on Sam Cooke, and more.