02 April 2013

César Aira's forward march

"I don't read very much contemporary literature. There is so much to read. In the past, I remember that one lady told Borges that she read him, that she admired him so, and Borges asked her: But how come? Are you already done with all the good writers? (laughs) I march to that drum."

César Aira: My ideal is the fairy tale


  1. Surely all literature is contemporary, Mr Aria? it's just a question of what it's contemporary with....

  2. Isn't he opinionated? He doesn't like the present tense and he loves the past.