The Hare

The Hare

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An English naturalist roams the Argentine pampas in search of the most rare and elusive of animals: the Legibrian Hare. The Indians he meets report sightings of the hare but on investigation, Clarke finds in these sightings more than meets the eye. The Hare, the first novel by C?sar Aira to be translated into English, is a subtle reflection on love, language and colonial dependency. It introduces a writer whose wit and irony make him the successor of Borges.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1852422912
  • 9781852422912

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?Anyone loving words will love this book, which marvellously condenses a ripping yarn, a novel of detection and a beanfeast for crossword addicts into 250 pages...a super book? Time Out ?Aira is a storyteller who might seem to be delirious, but who is totally in control, who can talk of the unlikely with the rhetoric of common sense? Clarin, Buenos Aires ?The readers who enjoy The Hare will be those who revel in the subversion of a well-ordered narrative? Times Literary Supplement
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About Cesar Aira

Cesar Aira was born in 1949 and now lives in Buenos Aires. The author of five novels, two collections of short stories and a book about the jazz pianist, Cecil Taylor, Aira is seen as the literary heir of Borges.
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368 ratings
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4 39% (142)
3 26% (97)
2 7% (25)
1 3% (10)
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