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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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Cortezar explores the same old stuff in the stories: A fries of brothers fight in the Spanish Civil War; their comradery and feeling for each other offers some solace from what will be futility as the enemy closes in around them.

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What better task is there for an author or reader than to search for new realities? Yet I still don’t get the point of most of the fre The stranded drivers and passengers form communities and pool resources as the hours become weeks. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Pretty good stories but not up to those of the master.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Me gusto “Autopista al Sur” pero me perdi con “El otro cielo” El hecho de que escriba tan alocadamente me hacia un resultado adverso: Sometimes the fantastic is a more direct route to the real nature of reality than is the more obvious realist one.


Once again the author of Hopscotch and “Blow-Up” creates his special mindscape, beyond cortzzar space and time of linear thought, where lives intersect for brief moments, situations reflect, break, refract.

“All Fires the Fire” by Julio Cortazar

La autopista del sur: This work, however manages to be incredibly solid and satisfying without being shallow or facile a difficult task.

La lengua y su infinito juego de combinaciones es, en estos relatos, protagonista indiscutible. Quotes from All Fires the Fire. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Eight stories with a touch of magical realism, like his countryman Borges. But he doesn’t do it in all the stories. My favorite is “Southern Thruway”.

Frankly speaking this was better than One Hundred Years of Solitude for the names are easier to remember and the stories are shorter to read.

Cortezar’s short fiction is better focused than his longer work, specifically Hopscotch which I found slightly gimmiky and annoying. You are commenting using your WordPress. Literature Class, Berkeley Originally published inEnglish edition Really, he says in words something that cannot be said in words.

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Jun 18, Jason rated it liked it. He’s always trying to figure something out in these stories. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Life, death and love continue within a microcosm. I loved the stories and thought that the arrival was fantastic!

Cortezar’s style here is fore of some of the short fiction of Italo Calvino encapsulating that same sense of crushingly beautiful tragi-comedy that leaves you wondering wether you’re awake or asleep. 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.


Also the story about the health of sick people was pretty good. Published March 12th by Pantheon first published In this collection, I found the best story this one fife the unbelievable traffic jam in highway to Paris which focus on the relationships being developed between people under difficult or even dangerous situations, and the melancholic taste that leaves the ending.

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July 15, at 5: Sweltering motorists do not seem to have a history My favorite Cortazar short story is “The Southern Thruway” with its hilariously dry epigraph: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Southern Thruway occurs in the center of an epic traffic jam on a highway outside of Paris. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

All Fires The Fire and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar (Suzanne Jill Levine, translator)

Want to Read saving…. Nota para el futuro: Indeed-I had the same experience with Japanese literature, I found the dialogue, especially romantic, asinine and silly, but realised I was looking at things from to Western-centric a perspective and different literary cultures express themselves in different ways.

Another story starts with a week-long traffic jam coryazar Paris. Al required Address never made public. Sometimes it gets so lagggg! It’s not a great story in terms of what happens, there’s not even much of a point to it, but it seems very real, not like a constructed story, but just someone telling you about a period in their life.