Blow-Up and Other Stories is a collection of short stories, selected from the short fiction of the Argentinian author Julio Cortázar. It was originally published in. 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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It should have been Chris Marker. It was because of this story, and because Cortazar is often compared to Borges, that I wanted to read more by him. Praise for Blow-Up and Other Stories: Henry punch line, cortazad forced recognition again that the imaginary premise can be that much more painful than the real.

Comparison with other writers is a bit unfair, because Cortazar has a voice all of his own. Cortazar never explains who “they” are, who have taken over part of the house. End of the Stoeies is a second story focusing on the growing up pains and on the weird universe the children create around themselves in their innocence. The cinematic adaptation is a work of art; the short story is intriguing and perverse. Wonderful capital-F Fabulist tales in this book include the story of a man turning into a salamander and a an on summer vacation at a decaying manor house patrolled by a Bengal tiger.


Jun 16, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 01, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: From the general to the specific: View all 23 comments. Still, because Julio Corta’zar is a very famous Argentinian author I am glad to have an opportunity to read him.

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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.

Still, because Julio Corta’zar is a very famous Argentinian author I am glad to have an opportunity to read him. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He ahd induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I highly recommend them. Cortazar seems to have ready access as well to our subconscious fears and to our dreams.

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The theme of confused identity and soul changing will be reiterated in other stories in the collection, almost always with an unexpected ending and a provocation to make sense of events that defy logic and common sense.

The man was crying in his beer, only it was wine in this case, what could you do about it, nothing. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


But it goes beyond virtuosity. For this reason, I recommend not reading it all at once from beginning to end. She flicks at it, it curls into srories ball, and she easily washes it down with running water.

Blow Up Neither the protagonist nor the author reveals everything that has to be told about the story. That made me jumpy, Bruno, that they felt sure of themselves. Paperbackxnd. Cover of the Collier Books mass-market paperback pages.

Blow-Up and Other Stories

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Oct 15, Quinn Slobodian rated it it was amazing. Once you read one story, you begin to see the pattern and start looking for it, stoires is incredibly distracting, especially when you’re trying to focus your eyes on those mysterious sentences at the bottom of the tank.

We were fine, and little by little we stopped thinking.

Here are stories of the prismatic-elastic-imaginative-labyrinthine type. I assume it’s the marquesa’s fruitless generosity: The song produced is entitled Amorous.