Blow-Up and Other Stories

Blow-Up and Other Stories

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by Julio Cortazar
     
 

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A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is the murderer's victim . . . In the fifteen stories collected here—including "Blow-Up," which was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni's film of the same name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary where the everyday

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A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is the murderer's victim . . . In the fifteen stories collected here—including "Blow-Up," which was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni's film of the same name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious, perhaps even the terrible.

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Praise for Blow-Up and Other Stories:

"[Cortazar] is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night."
Time

"Julio Cortazar is a stunning writer. It is difficult to imagine how he could improve as a writer of short stories."
The Christian Science Monitor

"A glittering showcase for a daring talent . . . Julio Cortazar is a dazzler."
—William Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle

"A first-class literary imagination at work."
The New York Times Book Review

"Cortazar displays throughout his stories the ability to elevate them above the condition of those gimmicky tales which depend for effect soley on a twist ending. His genius here lies in the knack for constructing striking, artistically 'right' subordinate circumstances out of which his fantastic and metaphysical whimsies appear normally to spring."
Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394728810
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Edition description:
1st Pantheon paperback edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
347,701
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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