Blow-up, and Other Stories

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Pantheon Books, 1985 - Fiction - 277 pages
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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 victim...In the stories collected here -- including "Blow-Up; ' on which Antonioni based his film -- Julio Cortazar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious, perhaps even the terrible. This is the most brilliant and celebrated book of short stories by a master of the form.

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Truly a great short story writer. - Goodreads
My favorite is of the statue children - great imagery. - Goodreads
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Julio Cortazar is an amazing author. The way his mind works is so intricate. You start reading one of his stories and you don't understand where he is going with it, but you can't stop because you ... Read full review

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JULIO CORTAZAR was born in 1914 in Belgium to Argentinean parents, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in 1951. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human-rights advocate and amateur jazz musician. He died in Paris in 1984.

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