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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In general and without being a big fan of short stories, I pretty liked this collection and although I didn’t find the whole firees as something special, I adored the narrative voice of Cortazar which is quite addictive and I guess I ‘ll continue with him at some point with some coortazar of his books. Thhe I dipped my toes into the pool of Japanese literature I found the style of dialogue bizarre and horribly clunky could have been the translations and it took me some time to acclimatise to the different literary conventions.
Most the attendees were dismissive of the novel due to what they felt was an incoherent plot structure and unrealistic events within the novel, which led me to ponder the difference between naturalistic and linear Anglo-Saxon narrative techniques and the fantastical nature of Latin American nature, in which the authors instead of telling a linear story are more concerned with dissecting and exploring literary narratives in a fashion that most readers used to the conventions of Western fiction would find disorientating, during events that most Western writers would find unrealistic.
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My favorite in this collection. Life, death and love continue within a microcosm. However, there were several highly interesting stories in this one, so I’m not complaining much: Nurse Cora is the story that seems most reminiscent of Hopscotch.
I found them a bit depressing too. Nota para el futuro: Pretty good stories but not up to those of the master.
An author whose books I guarantee you will recommend to friends, family, colleagues, unsuspecting strangers you meet on the street. Lists with This Book. A man in a theatre is pulled out of the audience and forced to play a part in a stage drama. The results vary in success, making this a bit more uneven as a collection, but never for Cortazar created a certain kind of storytelling in the work collected in Blow-Up and Other Stories, a kind of moebius strip construction that flips over and loops back without slowing.
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A young married nurse falls in love with a much younger, awkward boy who is terminally ill. All of this makes him incredibly exciting to read.
Want to Read saving…. He goes along with the expected role for the first act but cotazar ad-libs in later acts with dire consequences. Cortazar is deceptively difficult.
A few wondrous stories intermingled with a few stories that relied too heavily on the strange twist endings, but still a thoroughly beautiful read. Write a corrtazar review.
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