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." --Saturday Review
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 12th February 1985
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1