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The Conversations

The Conversations - C├ęsar Aira, Katherine Silver My first Aira novella, but not my last. Playful and serious, the 88 page recounting of a conversation between old friends of a strange adventure movie that was on tv the night before, offers an everyday memory relived, analyzed, expanded, amended, deepened.

Short novels usually have a sense of compression; this one expands and ... floats, if you will.

What is attractive about conversations is right there: in the other being truly an other, and in his thoughts unfathomable to his interlocutor.