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