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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 intended victim . . .
Originally published in hardcover as End of the Game and Other Stories, the fifteen stories collected here—including “Blow-Up,” which was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni’s film of the same name—shows Julio Cortázar's nimble capacity to explore the shadowy realm 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: 12th February 1985 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1