Alex Estes

Alex Estes is a critic who lives in Manhattan. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, Full Stop, and 3:AM Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @deskofalex or you can visit his website at or you can do both.

The Cultural Genetics of César Aira

In his novel, The Literary Conference, the Argentinian author César Aira, via a narrator also named César Aira, cautions us against any interpretation of his work, saying, “The rest of the world has no inkling of…