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Blow-Up And Other Stories - Julio Cortazar

Blow-Up And Other Stories

Paperback Published: 1st March 1985
ISBN: 9780394728810
Number Of Pages: 277

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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.

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

ISBN: 9780394728810
ISBN-10: 0394728815
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1st March 1985
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1