The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: How I Became a Nun

How I Became a Nun (1993) [Novel]
by Cesar Aira Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

"My story, the story of 'how I became a nun,' began very early in my life; I had just turned six. The beginning is marked by a vivid memory, which I can reconstruct down to the last detail. Before, there is nothing, and after, everything is an extension of the same vivid memory, continuous and unbroken, including the intervals of sleep, up to the point where I took the veil."

So starts Cesar Aira's astounding "autobiographical" novel. Intense and perfect, this invented narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend. Between memory and oblivion, reality and fiction, Cesar Aira's How I Became a Nun retains childhood's main treasures: the reality of fable and the delirium of invention.

Original title: Cómo me hice monja
Original languages: Spanish

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: How I Became a Nun

How I Became a Nun (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

How I Became a Nun (February 28, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811216319
Dimensions: 5 x 6.9 x 0.5 in
Pages: 128

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use