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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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This is the first book I have ever tried by Julio Cortazar. Yet, somehow, the reader never loses track of who is speaking.

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I read it to increase my vocabulary and exposure to Spanish. A band 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. The stories range in subject from a family trying to protect an aging mother from the death of her son by keeping up a false correspondence for years to a man who falls in love during a three-month traffic jam just outside of Paris.


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The second is to follow a key of numbers, corresponding to the chapter headings, which sends the reader jumping back and forth through the book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Creative and confusing tales. A man in thhe theatre is pulled out of the audience and forced to play a part in a stage drama.

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The a,l is funny and lovely and surprising and, on the whole, one of the finest collections of short fiction I have found. Cortezar’s short fiction is better focused than his longer work, specifically Hopscotch which I found slightly gimmiky and annoying.

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Sweltering motorists do not seem to have a history View all 4 comments. A Manual for Manuel. Then I went in to keep the baby company, he was reading his magazines and already knew they were going to operate on him the next day. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. As a reality a traffic jam is impressive, but it doesn’t say much. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


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

The Southern Thruway occurs in the center of an epic traffic jam on a highway outside of Paris. When the killer is caught and he is ready to marry and be faithful, he sees a life of emptiness ahead of him. He quits his job, moves to the island and corazar tragedy. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.