All Fires the Fire
By (author) Julio Cortazar
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All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortazar
Book DescriptionCortazar's stories are like small time pieces, where each polished part moves relentlessly on its own particular path, exercising a crucial and perpetual influence on the mechanism as a whole. Moments jerk forward and retract, reflect and refract: an island at noon from an aeroplane - an aeroplane at noon from an island; the living deceiving the dying and also themselves, about death; fatality by fire in an ancient Roman arena and in a modern city apartment. It is a world that is constantly shifting, upsetting our balance and our peace of mind, a world outside of time that provokes a fascination bordering on terror. Cortazar is the master of the form and this celebrated collection houses some of his finest work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714534008
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Imprint: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julio Cortazar
Save Twilight: Selected Poems, Paperback (August 2016)
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortazar's poetry to appear in English.
Hopscotch and Blow-Up, Hardback (September 2014)View all books by Julio Cortazar
Follows the adventures of an Argentinean writer living in Paris with his lover and a circle of bohemian friends, and consists of 155 short chapters that the author advises us to read out of order.
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Author Biography - Julio Cortazar
Julio Cortazar, an Argentinian, was born in Brussels in 1914 and lived and worked in Paris from 1952 until his death in 1984. He first captivated the English-speaking world through Antonioni's film Blow Up. Although he was best known as a novelist and short story writer, he was also a poet, a translator and an enthusiastic amateur musician.
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