César Aira Interview: Literature is the Queen of the Arts Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Current Affairs: Higher Education Class-44 for June 2018 ExamKaty Perry – Swish Swish (Lyric Video Starring Gretchen) ft. Nicki Minaj 6 thoughts on “César Aira Interview: Literature is the Queen of the Arts” ya dejen de lamerle el culo! Reply A great writer! Reply Aira desearía ser ciego y bibliotecario. Reply No leí nada de Aira, lo leeré por curiosidad. Realiza muchas críticas a grandes autores, él estará a la altura para ser tan crítico? Quién es el entrevistador? Reply Qué horrible que ponga toda la pose de Borges al momento de hablar… Reply Excellent interview and a nice translation by Mr. Adolphsen. I would like to suggest a small modification, though. At 5:08, Aira uses the Spanish adjective "desbocada" to refer to his imagination. That adjective comes from the horse riders' lingo and means that a horse has broken or lost its mouthpiece and it's running out of control. So, instead of "devoted imagination", I would have written "wild imagination" or "unleashed imagination". My English is far from good and I might be missing an idiom. If that's the case, I apologize to Mr. Adolphsen. But nevertheless I wanted to make this clarification because that "wild imagination" is at the very center of Aira's literature and it's one of its most distinctive characteristics in my opinion. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.