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Ema, the captive
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New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.
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231 pages ; 18 cm
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FICTION Aira, C.

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Ema The Captive, César Aira's second novel, is perhaps closest in style to his popular An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter and The Hare


In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the very edges of civilization. The trip is appalling (deprivations and rapes prevail along the way), yet the real story commences once Ema arrives at the fort, where she takes on a succession of lovers among the soldiers and Indians, leading to a brave and grand entrepreneurial experiment. As is usual with Aira's work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Aira, C., & Andrews, C. (2016). Ema, the captive. New York, New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Aira, César, 1949- and Chris Andrews. 2016. Ema, the Captive. New York, New Directions Publishing Corporation.

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Aira, César, 1949- and Chris Andrews, Ema, the Captive. New York, New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.

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Aira, César and Chris Andrews. Ema, the Captive. New York, New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.

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