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A genie offers the narrator the option of becoming Picasso or owning a Picasso. The man then contemplates the benefits of each. It’s fast read that ends how you would expect of something of this caliber. It’s very well written, but doesn’t feel much like traditional fiction. It’s more an exercise in thought processes and framing.

Author: Cesar Aira
Publication: The New Yorker, August 11th, 2014
Date Read: August 14th, 2014