Birth date: November 24, 1926
Died: September 13, 1971
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I sweet story of the trials of having family with issues
This volume is my introduction to Cortázar, part of my 2012 Year of Discovering Latin American and Spanish writers. I have his novels on my horizon, and I'm itching to read them, but I thought starting with a short story volume would be a good introduction. In the past, I have neglected short storie...
Cortazar goes meta and then he dives into nightmarish fantasy. From a rabbit-vomiter to girls playing at Statue; from Argentina to Paris, Cortazar manufactures fractures in normal human relations. Sacrifices are made on the altar of antiquity and on the basis of sisterhood. Classic.
There's no such thing as prose poetry because poetry is writing in short lines; that's the only thing that makes it poetry; if it's not in short lines it's not poetry. That's why I like the directions for microwaved pizza. But when people say prose poetry, this is what they mean.I mostly don't under...
The fantastic and the mundane combine in 'Blow-Up and Other Stories', often possessing the scorpion's sting in their tales. The best stories here make for a memorable collection. They have the quality of disturbing dreams, often with nightmare endings, the terrible realisation of the narrator in 'Th...