Cortazar'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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(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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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.