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  1. says:

    Eight stories with a touch of magical realism like his countryman Borges Cortazar was born in Argentina but like so many other Latin American authors left for Paris in his late thirties and died there in 1984In the title story two stories are juxtaposed scenes of a Roman gladiator fighting for his life in an arena with modern scenes from a man on the phone with his wife girlfriend at his side Both stories end in conflagrations Another stor

  2. says:

    Julio Cortázar and his cat Photo taken in the early 1960s when Julio was living in Paris An outstanding collection of eight short stories by one of the giants of 20th century literature – Argentina’s Julio Cortázar In their own way each story is a gem with such titles as The Southern Thruway and the title piece All Fires the

  3. says:

    35 starsI was evenly divided over this collection There was sufficient detail and structure yet the mechanism the revelation was as likely as not to go flat at the crucial moment South Thruway and The Island at Noon both had a universal uality a subconscious resonance the first a Ballard nightmare as made palpable by Godard and Stipe The latter was an exuisite notion of modern escape one back to the primoradial from the comfort of Business

  4. says:

    My first Cortázar Surreal lyrical and absolutely magnificent About once a year I find a new writer I’ve never read that stays with me 2019 will undoubtedly be the year I found Julio Cortázar Each story in this collection is a master class in how to distill a grand novelistic idea The shifting voices in the title story and “Nurse Cora” were unlike anything I’ve read before Every word was meticulously placed and

  5. says:

    I had read several recent reviews on this book and was encouraged to read this small collection of eight stories Published in 1966 some stories are written in a very experimental style Instructiones para John Howell and Todos los fuegos el fuego I have read his classic Rayuela a very experimental book and loved it I have to admit when Cortázar uses this techniue in a short story it can get confusing fast so one needs to pay attention or in

  6. says:

    Reading Julio Cortazar brings back an internal debate I was having with myself after I attended a book group in which we di

  7. says:

    Excellent short stories My favorite was La Isla a mediodia Cortazar certainly has a way with words and he spins the most memorable tales that

  8. says:

    This collection of short stories was originally published in 1966 in Spanish translated into English in 1973 and re released by Marion Boyers Publishers UK in 2005; I picked it up at the London Review Bookshop this summerIf I had o

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    Cortazar created a certain kind of storytelling in the work collected in Blow Up and Other Stories a kind of moebius strip construction that flips over and loops back without slowing Here he seems consciously to keep pushing his forms forward defying the expectations he has laid out for himself and pushing in new directions or else cutting back to avoid the expected twist by some subtle maneuver The results vary in suc

  10. says:

    This is the first book I have ever tried by Julio Cortazar In this collection I found the best story this one with the unbelievable traffic jam in highway to Paris which focus on the relationships being developed between people under difficult or even dangerous situations and the melancholic taste that leaves the ending I also liked a lot the story starring the young nurse miss Cora and admired the multiple narrators

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Todos los fuegos el fuego

Elaciones humanas ue es La autopista del sur hasta la maestria de El otro cielo Cortazar vuelve a abrir nuevos caminos con relatos ue son referencia obligada. Reading Julio Cortazar brings back an internal debate I was having with myself after I attended a book group in which we discussed One Hundred Years of Solitude Most the attendees were dismissive of the novel due to what they felt was an incoherent plot structure and unrealistic events within the novel which led me to ponder the difference between naturalistic and linear Anglo Saxon narrative techniues and the fantastical nature of Latin American nature in which the authors instead of telling a linear story are concerned with dissecting and exploring literary narratives in a fashion that most readers used to the conventions of Western fiction would find disorientating during events that most Western writers would find unrealisticLike Borges Cortazar is concerned not so much with objective reality but exploring the surreal and all too often fantastical nature of reality vis vis art The Other Heaven being a Borges like play on a conventional literary genre the murder mystery story welded together with the surreal world which Cortazar has created for his characters who revolve like planets around his imaginary universe Like Garcia Maruez and Mario Vargas Llosa Cortazar explores the highly sentimental world of Spanish soap operas in The Health of the Sick a wonderful and whimsical exploration of family relationships The surreal atmosphere of Instructions for John Howell a story which is suffused with a Kafkaesue paranoia which again resembles Borges is another brilliant story and the jejunish The Island at Noon recalls the fantastical Invention of Morel by Bioy Casares However Cortazar s strongest short is the one in which he sheds the skins of literary influences to create a truly original and spellbinding juxtaposition of a gladiator s demise in Ancient Rome with a scene between a couple set in modern times Cortazar s imagination sets off a spark which incinerates the arena in which the gladiator lies dying which in turns sets off a blaze in the apartment of the couple as the two scenes coalesce at the end of the story as Cortazar s imagination conflagrates as he blazes his own path in literary history to create the wonderful set of short stories contained in All Fires the Fire and his other short story collections

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Para sus lectores y para los amantes del cuento en general La salud de los enfermos Reunion La senorita Cora La isla a mediodia Instrucciones para John Howell. Cortazar created a certain kind of storytelling in the work collected in Blow Up and Other Stories a kind of moebius strip construction that flips over and loops back without slowing Here he seems consciously to keep pushing his forms forward defying the expectations he has laid out for himself and pushing in new directions or else cutting back to avoid the expected twist by some subtle maneuver The results vary in success making this a bit uneven as a collection but never for a moment boring The dystopian roadways of the opener stun in particular

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Todos los fuegos el fuego 1966 ofrece ocho muestras rotundas de la plenitud creadora ue alcanzan los cuentos de Cortazar Desde la exasperada metafora de las r. Julio Cort zar and his cat Photo taken in the early 1960s when Julio was living in Paris An outstanding collection of eight short stories by one of the giants of 20th century literature Argentina s Julio Cort zar In their own way each story is a gem with such titles as The Southern Thruway and the title piece All Fires the Fire Below is my write up of one of the stories that really hit home for me Spoiler alert my analysis is of the entire story beginning to endTHE ISLAND AT NOONOverwhelming Humdrum The first time he saw the island Marini was politely leaning over the seats on the left adjusting a plastic table before setting a lunch tray down Julio s opening line of this short tale of obsession a flight attendant s obsession for a Greek island an image of escape from the drab routine of walking up and down the narrow aisle serving passengers listening to complaints the forced smiles reuirements of politeness and small talk with colleagues strict dress code forever marking the minutes on one s wristwatch Think of how claustrophobic we can become on an airplane as passengers then think of all those men and women who spend so much of their life on airplanes Let me out of here Dreamtime Marini s island is Xiros a small solitary island surrounded by an infinite blue If he would like to experience the island s pristine beauty he s told he had better act fast the tourists will soon flood the island currently inhabited by a handful of fisherman Marini flies over Xiros at noon three times a week but so near but so far away he might as well be dreaming he s flying over Xiros I especially fancy Julio s choice of name for Marini s island Xiros like the number zero with all its ground zero associations And of course in the hectic bustle of our modern world we all have dreams of escape to a deserted island paradise reducing all our many nagging hassles down to zero Growing Obsession Marini knows he is obsessed he had read the guidebooks telling him how octopus is the main resource Xiros fisherman use large stones for piles and every five days a boat leaves for Xiros He even makes a trip to a travel agency where they tell him he will have to charter a special boat or perhaps hitch a ride on the octopus boat That s the nature of obsession once we allow our obsession to take hold gathering information digging into details it really takes root and grows and grows And since we live in the age of information with an entire ocean of facts available for anyone to collect and sort through on any topic whatsoever our obsession can easily fill our every waking hourEureka The pilots call him the madman of the island his girlfriend informs him she s going to marry a dentist his dinner date makes a beeline for the bar when he launches into island talk but no matter Marini is too preoccupied with his one and only subject to give mind to anything else And then his dream comes true he finally gets to travel to Xiros On arrival the boat s captain introduces him to Klaios an island fisherman who has two sons flocking around him Marini immediately feels at home kinship with Klaios instant friends with the boys Ah to bask in union with the object of one s obsession the object can be another person perhaps one s lover or soulmate an activity like skiing or tennis or cooking but whatever it is for the one obsessed there s nothing else in this world like itDream Come True One Mirini sets out for a blissful walk on the island he recognizes a cove he s seen from the air savoring every minute then after some time sweating in the heat of the midday sun he undresses and thrusts himself from a rock into the sea He swims and occasionally turns on his back to float accepting all of his surroundings in a single act of conciliation He now knows in his heart he has found a new home and will never return to his old lifeDream Come True Two After his swim he strolls back toward the houses One of Klaios sons is waiting for him Mirini voices the one Greek word he knows Kalimera The boy doubles over in laughter Ah to share your moment of supreme joy with a new friend Mirini turns toward the sea and catches a glimpse of the charter boat becoming smaller and smaller on the horizon which for him signals farewell to any dealings he will ever have with his former life Good riddance High Noon Now that he s on his secluded island will his former life ever impose itself on him Mirini closes his eyes not even wanting to catch so much of a glimpse of the plane that will be flying overhead very soon But then we read Unable to fight against all that past he opened his eyes and sat up and in the same moment saw the right wing of the plane almost over his head tilt unaccountably the changed sound of the jet engines the almost vertical drop into the sea Dream Turned Nightmare Mirini runs to the spot of the crash He dives in the water all he can glimpse is a cardboard box and a hand the hand of a dying man He pulls the man in a white shirt up on land a man who is now dead in his arms His mind reels The boy and some women from the village run up to him Thus ends the story However as readers we know this day this hour will be the most vivid most memorable in the life of Mirini One of the things I love about a Julio Cort zar short story is we never know how it will end until we finish reading the last sentence Life can turn that uickly that sharply and no writer has ever captured life s sharp turns brilliantly than Julio

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Todos los fuegos el fuego
  • Julio Cortázar
  • Spanish
  • 09 July 2019
  • 9789875781504

About the Author: Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar born Julio Florencio Cortázar Descotte was an Argentine author of novels and short stories He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina and most of his best known work was written in France where he established himself in 1951