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Blow-Up and Other Stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    inspiring artist after artist!

    Cortázar's curious little tales, precisely translated by Blackburn here in this collection, have inspired many a great vanguard artworks from Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blowup to Puerto Rican poet Giannina Braschi's dramatic novel Yo-Yo Boing! to Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño's The Savage Detectives to French director Jean-Luc Godard's Week End. These evocative brief stories add up to so much more than the individual marvels.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    Blow-Up and Other Stories

    Julio Cortazar's writing, is nothing short of genius. His stories remind me of the art of M.C. Escher. Many of the stories in this collection seem to focus on the concept of identity. Do we really simply possess such a thing as an identity or is it merely a transient phenomenon, such that could easily be passed on between species. There is a constant feeling of inexplicable tension in his stories that he masterfully passes on to his readers. The only reason I did not give this a perfect score is because of the story The Pursuer, which was decent but not as good as the others.

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