The Seamstress and the Wind

The Seamstress and the Wind The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh out loud funny novel A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son while playing in a big semitru

  • Title: The Seamstress and the Wind
  • Author: César Aira Rosalie Knecht
  • ISBN: 9780811219129
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Seamstress and the Wind

    The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh out loud funny novel A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit When her husband finds out whaThe Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh out loud funny novel A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit When her husband finds out what s happened, he takes off after wife and child They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver Interspersed are Aira s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.

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    1. Mike Puma

      I’ve read most of this novel twice. It made two trips to Michigan with me. I abused it. Set it down, picked it up, set it down, picked it up again. Bookmark after bookmark. Repeatedly, before starting over and plowing through it. Different from other Aira novels, seemingly, more complicated, less resolved, confusing. Like being buffeted by the wind on the Patagonian plain. So much going on.A writer (Aira?) sits at a Parisian café and works on a novel he’s considered for some time. He’s wa [...]

    2. Steve

      Contradiction and whimsy occurs to me that there's something else I could rescue from the ruins of forgetting, and that is forgetting itself. Taking control of forgetting is little more than a gesture, but it would be a gesture consistent with my theory of literature, at least for my disdain for memory as a writer's instrument. Forgetting is richer, freer, more powerfulThe Argentinian César Aira (b. 1949) is a writer I am still trying to locate in my spectrum of likes and dislikes. I read his [...]

    3. jeremy

      though most of césar aira's books tend to be slim affairs, they make up with inventiveness for whatever they may lack in length. the prolific argentine novelist's works are wildly imaginative, and the depth of his creativity seems matched by the ease with which he is able to blend, cross, and move within different genres. the seamstress and the wind (costurera y el viento), is the sixth of aira's books (of more than eighty) to be translated into english. the seamstress and the wind combines a n [...]

    4. Tanuj Solanki

      What is Aira's agenda?Cesar Aira has written 80-odd novels in cafes. He sits there, cooks up something, writes himself into a corner, and then gets himself out of it the next day.Ok - so here I've dispensed with that information which every reviewer has to give about this Argentinian writer. This information, however, is presented in most cases as a hidden disclaimer for the occasional slapdash, and almost always fantastic and near incredible, moments in Aira's fiction, most notable of which are [...]

    5. Lee

      Other than a touching three-page dialogue between the seamstress and the wind toward the end and someone violating a pregnant woman and then finding upon withdrawal a phosphorescent demon clasped to his member, it reads more or less like a loose and liberal first draft? By far, of the five Aira books available in translation I've now read in about a month, I'd read this one after you read An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter, Ghosts, The Literary Conference, and How I Became a Nun. Or i [...]

    6. Rise

      César Aira can be considered a "micro-novelist", which is to say, a writer with a predilection for an almost-scientific precision of details and a predisposition to short-length novels. His writing method was to simply place one word after another. He never revised much of what he wrote, never planned ahead what he was going to write, and simply wrote whatever came to mind.In an interview he said that not revising is not a deliberate choice for him, "it just seems to me like the natural way of [...]

    7. Mason

      "And now it didn't really matter which way she went; if there was any apparition, anywhere, she'd go toward it. What alarmed her was the feeling that she was at the extreme end of caring: when she came out on the other side she would not change direction again. The night could, at a whim, become the kind of uniform desert that would invade her soul, and that possibility filled her with terror."So here we have from an Argentinian author a comic novel, whimsical and chaotic, bearing with unseemly [...]

    8. Trevor

      Why do I love reading Aira? Well, his books are incredibly immediate. We get the sense (and we’re right on the money) that Aira is writing these events on the fly, as if he’s watching the events occur as he dramatically narrates them to us. There’s so much energy behind his scenes. It’s worth remembering Aira’s writing process. He sits down in a cafe in the morning and writes whatever comes to mind, even allowing the events in the cafe to invade the story (like a fly, or a drunk man). [...]

    9. Cathrine

      I am loving this bookReading and rereadingFascinating!Would love to rate it 7 stars :-)WildEvery paragraph an insane novel in its own right!"Forgetting is like a great alchemy free of secrets, limpid, transforming everything to the present. In the end it makes our lives into this visible and tangible thing we hold in our hands, with no folds left hidden in the past."Cesar Aira.

    10. Bläckätare

      The vortex is sucking you in, spinning you round and spewing you out somewhere out on the Patagonian plateau. Keep calm and ¡buena suerte! because there's no going back to the semblance of your former self :)

    11. Argelia

      "Si he escrito, ha sido para interponer olvido entre mi vida y yo." C. AiraAira, en este ensayo-novela, híbrido o dos cosas por separado, nos propone la liberación total del escritor alcanzada gracias al olvido. Éste, como el viento, libera al escritor de la pesadez de los recuerdos, el lastre que significa la memoria. Así mismo lo sume en una vorágine de pensamientos que se disipan tan rápido como aparecen.Es entonces trabajo suyo, no el atraparlos para hacer de ellos realidades tangibles [...]

    12. Jim

      I am so completely bemused by this book that I don't know whether to continue writing or just shrug my shoulders and go get some ice cream. What can do about an author who never edits, never revises, but who keeps pressing on regardless where it takes him. And it takes him to some really weird places, like the strange wastes of Patagonia where Aira severally dumps his characters and lets them carom off one another.Let's see what we have here: We have a young wife named Delia Siffoni, who is sear [...]

    13. Zoe Tuck

      This was my fourth César Aira. I've read How I Became a Nun, Ghosts, and Varamo, and this was my least favorite. I'm not saying it's not worth reading, but if this had been the first I had encountered, I would have been much less receptive to Aira's "fuga hacia adelante" approach, which sounds messy when you try to describe it. Basically it seems as though Aira throws a few disparate elements bouncing around his head into the air, mixing high and low, theoretical and material, and from the way [...]

    14. Ted Mooney

      I've read all four of Aira's novels that have been translated into English (from the more than 80 he has so far published in Spanish; he's Argentine and was much admired by Roberto Bolano), and this is among the best. Absolutely unlike anything else. Extremely imaginative. May annoy some people by its wildness, but actually this is one of CA's more straightforward efforts. It may be about forgetting. It may be autobiographical. Aira's credo (typically *almost* incomprehensible): "Publish first, [...]

    15. Jinny Chung

      "Life carries people to all kinds of distant places, and generally takes them to the most far flung, to the extremes, since there's no reason to slow its momentum before it's done. Further, always further until there is no further anymore, and men rebound, and lie exposed to a climate, to a light A memory is a luminous miniature, like the hologram of the princess, in that movie, that the faithful robot carried in his circuits from galaxy to galaxy. The sadness inherent in any memory comes from t [...]

    16. Jeremy

      Aira is one of the most consistently beguiling, delightful writers I've come across, and while maybe this isn't quite as completely brilliant as 'Scenes from the life of a landscape painter' it's still an utterly wonderful book. It feels more strictly surreal than his other work I've read (in so far as anything that is surreal is strictly so), the weird little narrative is beautifully grounded by his own faux childhood reminiscences and his incredible, world-warping musings about travel, adventu [...]

    17. Trin

      The more I read of César Aira, the less I feel I understand him. Ghosts was kind of surreal and creepy, and had some of the best scenes set in a supermarket that I have ever read (this is meant to be more of a compliment than it sounds). I liked The Literary Conference less, but it still had some audacious meta bits. ThisI have no idea, man. But I think I'd rather be reading Javier Marias.

    18. Jeff Bursey

      My second Aira novel, read on a long day of plane trips. This has a wild set of conceits that fit into what we know of south american surrealism and absurdism, only without the long-windedness so common to Marquez, especially in his later books, and without much attempt at characterization. One of the features of the novel is the difficulty the narrator has in coming up with the novel's plot, and his attempts at getting the attention of a parisian waiter. You can see and feel the fun Aira had as [...]

    19. Arlo

      This was a trippy little book. I could see how the magic realism could of been perceived as over the top by some. Although the story was a little hard to follow(fault the reader) at times but in the end the theme and plot jelled well and was quite brilliant overall. I remain in awe of how many of these books Aira pumps out and wish I read Spanish. I remain envious that the Spanish reader gets to look forward to the constant release of these novels.

    20. Tom Lichtenberg

      wildly inventive and madly endearing, the handful of characters who get caught up in this strange vortex of a fictional downpour each have their own unexpected fate and unpredictable tale to tell. as usual Aira lets his story develop and unfold in its own way and in its own time. You had better check your standards and preconceptions at the door and enter his world on his terms. if you want to compare this to anything else you are missing the point.

    21. Andrew Kaufman

      I love this writer and this, of the five books that have been translated into English, I think is the best. A little hard to get into, a bit like a rambling Uncle, but the last twenty pages more than makes up for the first twenty! A perfect book!

    22. Patty

      3.5 Good, but probably my least favorite of his so far. Everytime the story seemed to be going somewhere, it would drift off.

    23. Costanza Kuke

      Un escritor nos cuenta su proceso de escritura. Mientras tanto el viento se enamora de una costurera, el marido de ella juega todas sus posiciones a las cartas. Un loco viola a una mujer embarazada y nace un niño monstruo. y Cesar aparece como personaje secundario. Empecé a leer a Cesar y ahora simplemente no puedo parar, no es de lo que más me ha gustado hasta ahora. Pero sin dudas lo seguiré leyendo.

    24. Chad

      Wildly inventive, bizarre, heartfelt. This was my first César Aira book and I have a feeling it won't be the last. 3/5

    25. Richie Loria

      Lovely, as disturbing as it was delightful. Aira's voice is wholly his own, and so refreshing to come across.

    26. Joe

      César Aira is a compact, comprehensible Roberto Bolano. This terrifies academic readers, because if Bolano is made compact and comprehensible, how can they pretend to be the only ones who understand him? To add to the nightmare, Bolano himself loved Aira, making it an active duty for most of the literati to ignore his prolific enchantments. Thus, Aira went largely unnoticed in the English language until New Directions started selecting a fantastic sample of his 80+ novels to translate and publi [...]

    27. Sini

      Mijn vijfde Airaatje in korte tijd, en dit was het allervreemdste van allemaal. Kan je nagaan, want Aira is altijd al te maf om na te vertellen door zijn maffe plotwendingen, maar de mafheid is nu zelfs zo groot dat je niet eens meer van 'plot'(en dus ook niet van 'plotwendingen') kan spreken. Het gaat eerder om een uitbarsting van inventieve energie, van voortdurende creatieve improvisatie, van bizarre associatieve verbeelding die van de ene surrealistische inval naar de andere duikelt. Een bee [...]

    28. Arif Abdurahman

      Penulis yg ga bisa dipercaya. Ngelantur kemana-mana, seperti diketik pas lagi mabok. Diawali tentang si narator, Cesar Aira sendiri, yg sedang kebingungan mencari plot untuk novelnya. Lewat mimpi dia dapat plotnya, tapi malah lupa apaan. Aira di sini rasanya sedang bikin lelucon soal para penulis fiksi yg memakai autobiografi dirinya buat dijadiin cerita. Kisah utamanya lainnya adalah soal teman masa kecilnya yg hilang misterius. Dan seperti judulnya, ada soal tentang penjahit dan angin, tapi sa [...]

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