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Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Blow-Up and Other Stories: “[Cortazar] is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a. Praise. Praise for Blow-Up and Other Stories: “[Cortazar] is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night.”. Blow-Up And Other Stories by Julio Cortazar, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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There is barely a weak spot in this entire collection.

Blow-Up And Other Stories

I plan to revisit it soon. I want it A while ago Molly was going to lend this book to me. I thought this was strange at the time, a bit selfish, out-of-character, but I understand now.

Antonioni and everyone else, correctly. Yes, above all I envied Cortazar’s sentences, which are unique in their grammatical messiness, their organic connections, the imperceptible consequences of unfolding.

View all 23 comments. Te hype is in his case entirely justified, at least as far as I am concerned. House Taken Over is almost a horror story, the tale of a brother and sister living alone in a big mansion somewhere in Argentina, spending their entire lives cloistered othet, one of them reading books, the other knitting useless knick-knacks.

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But it is extra disappointing when a book that starts out so well, ends up with a long stretch of stories that are just ok. Then I threw up a bunny who, it turns out, is creeping up behind me as I write these wor. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

It really is an excellent and uniquely formed story, from either standpoint. After being employed as a dog sitter for a posh Parisian party, she is latter bribed to impersonate a grieving mother for the funeral of a talented and gay fashion artist. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human-rights advocate and amateur jazz musician.


Blow-up and Other Stories – Wikipedia

The sentences are what I fell in love with first, but Cortazar is preoccupied with other notions. Othed 5, Sold by: Continuity of Parks is something that I think every modern writer has othdr at one point or another: Wyatt Limited preview – Other editions – View all Blow-Up: Wonderful capital-F Fabulist tales in this book include the story of a man turning into a salamander and a girl on summer vacation at a decaying manor house patrolled by a Bengal tiger.

A Yellow Flower — an encounter with a sort of reincarnation gone awry Continuity of Parks — a very economical, very short story with an eerie, anv twist The Night Face Up — a story in which reality and dreams are very difficult to distinguish Cortazar is a master of tsories short story form.

It should have been Chris Marker. A month is a rabbit, it really makes a real rabbit; but in the maiden moment, the warm bustling fleece covering an inalienable presence Wikipedia gives as the source of inspiration for the story the life off jazz giant Charlie Parker, who revolutionized saxophone playing in the sixties with his fast technique and daring improvizations. But the way it’s phrased, there’s some ambiguity.

Blow-up, and Other Stories – Julio Cortázar – Google Books

I read this collection of short stories together with the brilliantly translated “Cuentos Completos” many years ago and I was reminded of it yesterday when Cortaar watched “Blow-up” by Michelangelo Antonioni – a fascinating, nihilistic art film loosely based on Cortazar’s “Las babas del diablo”, the title story of this volume.

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I was then asked are you a fan of the short-story? Thoroughly enjoyed – and highly recommended to all. And as much perverse pleasure as I’ve gotten out of poo-pooing that novel, I know now that at some point I’m going to have to give it a second chance. Write a customer review.

Here are stories of the prismatic-elastic-imaginative-labyrinthine type. Featured in my Top 20 Books I Read in There’s gold for everyone in this amazing collection, showcasing some of Cortazar’s best stories. This is literature that eases its unease cortazae its multiple eyes into your way of seeing, alters and massages the pulse of your quotidian roamings into something less sure-footed, more ready to be toppled, Reality a thing to be only suspect of, permanently called into question.

The Pursuer is a 65 page short story about a jazz musician named Johnny Carter.

Product details File Size: I bought this book solely because of the story “Continuity of Parks”, the only thing I had previously read by Cortazar.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. While the last story, ‘Secret Weapons,’ held promise with its skilled pacing and encroaching atmosphere of vague menace, ultimately ajd left me feeling unfulfilled at the end. I found the stories ranged from being good to damn right brilliant! The film shows the world as an illusion and emphasises the thin line between art and reality and it closely resembles what Cortazar so often portrays in his fantastic writings.

The question of magical realism as his style is debatable.