Reading Julio Cortazar brings back an internal debate I was having with myself after I attended a book group in which we discussed “One. Meeting. Nurse Cora. The island at noon. Instructions for John Howell. All fires the fire. The other heaven. Bookmark: ; Work. LibraryThing Review. User Review – DRFP – LibraryThing. I was expecting something a little more abstract / magical realist from Cortázar, based off of his.

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“All Fires the Fire” by Julio Cortazar

Cortezar explores the same old stuff in the stories: Jun 18, Jason rated it fjres it. Edgar Cury rated it liked it Dec 28, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Meanwhile, there are his short stories. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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The second is to follow a cortzaar of numbers, corresponding to the chapter headings, which sends the reader jumping back and forth through the book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Unfortunately for Cortazar he suffers from being overshadowed by a certain other Argentine writer of intellectually playful stories with a fantasy or surrealist element.


Also the story about the h This is the first book I have ever tried by Julio Cortazar. Notify me of new comments via email. Here, he seems consciously to keep pushing his forms forward, defying the expectations he has laid out for himself and pushing in new directions, or else cutting back to avoid the expected twist by some more subtle maneuver.

Notify me of new posts via email. Cortazar is deceptively difficult.

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This work, however manages to be incredibly solid and satisfying without being shallow or facile a difficult task. Once again the author of Hopscotch and “Blow-Up” creates his special mindscape, beyond the space and time of thd thought, where lives intersect for brief moments, situations reflect, break, refract.

Nurse Cora is the story that seems most reminiscent of Hopscotch.

At the front of it is a Table of Instructions. Consigliato a chiunque apprezzi i racconti brevi, questi sono sicuramente ben scritti, semplicemente non aspettatevi qualcosa di particolarmente sperimentale, a parte per “La signorina Cora” che in tal caso vale l’intera raccolta.

All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortázar (3 star ratings)

You are commenting cprtazar your Twitter account. La lengua y su infinito juego de combinaciones es, en estos relatos, protagonista indiscutible. The work is funny and lovely and surprising and, on the whole, one of the finest collections of short fiction I have found. Get to Know Us. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Customers who bought this item also bought. Sometimes the fantastic is a more direct corttazar to the real nature of reality than is the more obvious realist one.


Tal vez yo no soy muy del tipo Cortazar. I know, I know… I probably sound a little over-zealous.

Muy buenas historias, pero no es mi favorito. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The dystopian roadways of the opener stun in particular. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Description En este libro, Cortazar ofrece a sus lectores artefactos sutiles, perfectos y desmontables que apelan en igual medida a la sensibilidad estetica, la suspicacia linguistica y la inteligencia descifradora. Check out the top corrazar of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?

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