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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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Cortazar’s craft as a short story writer is staggering.

Blow-Up And Other Stories

cortaar For this reason, I recommend not reading it all at once from beginning to end. Apr 14, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing. Write a customer review.

Te hype is in his case entirely justified, at least as far as I am concerned. Short Storiea single author. The cinematic adaptation is a work of art; the short story is intriguing and perverse.

Published inbut act I’ve been starting a lot of story collections lately without yet finishing them, and ckrtazar is another of those. It is up to us, the readers.

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It’s like a talisman somehow. Pantheon Books- Fiction – pages. Refresh and try again. With the idea of becoming the Other, switching identities, with time, with perception. Amazon Otuer Find, attract, and engage customers. Mar 27, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: In both fiction and real life the resulting record is released anyway over the objections of the artist.


Imagine a man claims to be his object of obsession. Many of the principle characters are easily ide Cortazar isn’t easy to read but ane worth the effort. While reading this book, I turned into the book, but remained myself looking at the book looking at me.

Blow-Up and Other Stories

I highly recommend them. The Continuity of Parks — The shortest, simplest of Cortazar’s “crossing-over” stories and one that has essentially become a lame ghost story form in the intervening years and yet there’s a perfection in the actual idea of “the continuity of parks”.

These are stories to be read and re-read, to better fortify yourself against the stultifying nature of habitual, inertial modes of thinking and living. Comparison with other writers is a bit unfair, because Cortazar has a voice all of his own. The ‘House Taken Over’ follows the same existential theme; protagonist feels angst over losing his abode.

Axolotls — oter which the narrator identifies very closely with an exotic amphibian species on his trips to the zoo. At Your Service by contrast is told from the perspective of an old lady, whose innocence is the result of poverty and lack of education.

While the last story, ‘Secret Weapons,’ held promise with its skilled pacing and encroaching atmosphere of vague menace, ahd it left me feeling unfulfilled at the end. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


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

The song produced is entitled Amorous. This is a volume that begs for re-reading. Then she changed her mind and kept it. The intersection of the closely guarded secrets can result in another tale with strong horror overtones, reminding me for some reason of a Bradbury collection I read otber in the year. 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 vlow.

Fans of the quirkier and storis sinister tales might be put off by the more sprawling, epiphanic stories, and vice-versa, but what can you do – it’s still a must read. Antonioni and everyone else, correctly. There was a time when I thought a great deal about the axolotls.

His genius here lies in the knack for constructing striking, artistically ‘right’ subordinate circumstances out of which his fantastic and metaphysical whimsies appear normally to spring.