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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Now I am an axolotl. Cortazar isn’t easy to read but he’s worth the effort. These stories were simultaneously fun and disturbing to read. I bought this book solely because of the story “Continuity of Parks”, the only thing I had previously read by Cortazar.
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I could perceive his virtuosity even though I read this book as an English translation. I’m fairly sure that in every picture I’ve seen of Borges, he’s wearing a suit.
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But I would say the wonderful flow of the words serves the mechanism, it creates a necessary slipperiness, a fluidity, an essential changeability. In the forms of unsnapped photographs, the story is told, with a single click to blow up someone’s devious scheme and to free a poor boy, and ending up with a large sized photograph of an illusory reality. I went to see them in the aquarium at the jardin des Plantes and stayed for hours watching them, observing their immobility, their faint movements.
Published February 12th by Pantheon first published It is difficult to imagine how he could improve as a writer of short stories. Coratzar your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Apr 14, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Restaurants Food storiss from local restaurants.
Oh, Julio, if I could just have a moment to talk to you. A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams. A Yellow Flower — an encounter with a sort of reincarnation gone awry Continuity of Parks — a very economical, very short story with an eerie, paradoxical twist The Night Face Shories — a story in which reality and dreams are very difficult crtazar distinguish Cortazar is a master of the short story form.
Blow-Up And Other Stories
In the storids collected here — including “Blow-Up; ‘ on which Antonioni based his film — Julio Cortazar explores the boundary where the everyday A conclusion and recommendation is not easy to write, my own interest in Cortazar being helped along by my fascination with jazz and photography and South American magical realism.
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Product details File Size: The Distances — Perhaps reconfiguration of Axolotl over a different spatial and personal system, to very different ends. Jazz jylio will have no problem matching up the fictional names to their real life counterparts. Like Blow-Up, it looks at the condition of the artist, exploring the final days of jlio famous American jazz player, told by his friend and critic witnessing the dissolution induced by drugs and excessive habits, the imprevisible mood swings and the moments of genius that can only be expressed through music.
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Cortazar- Certainly a literary master!! Basically the story of the mental deterioration of a schizophrenic American sax player, as told from the point of view of his friend-slash-biographer, but that sells it pretty short. These are stories to be read and re-read, to better fortify yourself against the stultifying nature of habitual, inertial modes uo thinking and living. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?
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. In the fifteen stories collected here—including “Blow-Up,” which was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni’s film of the same name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious, A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams.
It really is an excellent and uniquely formed story, from either standpoint. You play the divine trumpet, buzzing your lips on the horn of plenty, the jazz of words, improvising, taking a look inside, your fantasy being the fun stuff, exciting, the way you take a certain vision, say the room in a house, and come up with a story where the room is taken over by a mysterious presence.
You can live without thinking. If Cortazar wrote about ideas to which I was indifferent, the writing would not matter to me. View all 13 comments. To ask other readers questions about Blow-Up and Other Storiesztories sign up. Cortazar never explains who “they” are, who have taken over part of the house.