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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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But every one of these stories is entirely interesting, including “The Distances” which I admit I didn’t understand at all, even the second time through. We were fine, and little by little we stopped thinking.

And Other Stories on your Kindle in under a minute. Just a moment while we coryazar you in to your Goodreads account. Another example is a story in which a young girl goes to live with distant relatives in their country house for a summer.

Oct 08, Steven Godin rated it really liked it Shelves: Our friend Cortazar is a lot looser with his language, but often that same Borgesian cosmic weight is felt in his work. Another example is a story in which a young girl goes to live with distant relatives in their country house for a summer.

Blow-Up and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar

Looking for beautiful books? One suspects the readers interpretation may change as often as the colours of the clouds at the end of the story. This book xnd my first experience with reading Cortazar.


When I envied those rhythms, their faint movements, those sentences in particular, intimate, slightly illogical, thought-like vectors achieving a rolling quality that is not like a sentence at all.

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Set up a giveaway. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dec 01, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cortazar- Certainly a literary master!! Read reviews that mention continuity of parks short stories short story latin american night face house taken jorge luis luis borges jazz musician julio cortazar antonioni film master of atories short cortazar and his stories story in this collection collection of short story form like borges read cortazar blow-up and other stories cortazar story.

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Even when I wasn’t completely engaged by the characters and situations, it was ckrtazar not to be blown away by his sinuous, rhythmic way of turning sentences.

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Those of you who have already closed avenues of readerly-possibility off, need not proceed. We are maybe haunted by our lizard brains who remember a time we lived in primeval swamps waiting for our minds to develop higher powers of reasoning.


Share your thoughts with other customers. In retrospect, though you spend the length of the story dangerously awash in his voice and self-justification, he’s a total vampire, which is probably a not-inaccurate portrait of certain parts of jazz journalism and race-relations in those times. One story involves a brother and sister who share a large, old wooden house, once owned by their great grandparents.

Blow-Up And Other Stories

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Here are stories of the prismatic-elastic-imaginative-labyrinthine type. Comparison with other writers is difficult because he seems to have a voice all of jp own.

My initial reaction was a little more ambiguous, see julko below The Secret Weapons — An excellently creepy ghost story of another kind, where history and memory may be the things that haunt and consume. View all 4 comments. I plan to revisit it soon. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

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