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The Resource Ema, the captive, César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews

Ema, the captive, César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews

Label
Ema, the captive
Title
Ema, the captive
Statement of responsibility
César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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 Airas work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Aira, César
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.1.I7
LC item number
E4313 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Andrews, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Women prisoners
  • Social conditions
  • Argentina
Label
Ema, the captive, César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn940361919
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780811219105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016009507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Ema, the captive, César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn940361919
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780811219105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016009507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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