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Author: César Aira; Nick Caistor
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Little Buddhist Monk is a story of Asian invention gone wild, as a diminutive Korean Buddhist monk acts as a tour guide to an increasingly distraught French couple on a working vacation in the Far East. Proof brings us quickly back to the West, where two punks, plus a new recruit ("Wannafuck?" is the opening line as the two punk lesbians accost the chubby and shy Marcia on a quiet street in Buenos Aires), take  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César Aira; Nick Caistor
ISBN: 9780811221122 0811221121
OCLC Number: 961008258
Notes: "A New Directions paperback original."
"Originally published by Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Argentina, as La prueba in 1992 and by Mansalva, Argentina, as El pequeño monje budista in 2005; published in conjunction with the Literary Agency Michael Gaeb/Berlin"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 170 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Little Buddhist Monk --
The Proof.
Other Titles: Novellas.
Proof
Responsibility: César Aira ; translated by Nick Caistor.

Abstract:

The Little Buddhist Monk is a story of Asian invention gone wild, as a diminutive Korean Buddhist monk acts as a tour guide to an increasingly distraught French couple on a working vacation in the Far East. Proof brings us quickly back to the West, where two punks, plus a new recruit ("Wannafuck?" is the opening line as the two punk lesbians accost the chubby and shy Marcia on a quiet street in Buenos Aires), take control of a local supermarket with dire consequences for the hostages. These two Aira works are as different as night and day. Nevertheless, sex, identity, and modern day economics figure deeply in both of these fast-paced, edgy fictions.
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