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It's a pleasure to smoke pipes in the cafe, at that hour when alcohol and tobacco
begin to erase the fatigue of work, and the women compare their hats and boas
or laugh at nothing; it's a pleasure to kiss Josiane, who has become so pensive ...
We'd go and have a grog at the cafe on the Rue des Jeuneurs, we'd wander
around the galleries, the theaters on the boulevard, we'd go up to the garret, we'd
have a great laugh. There were several weeks — it's so hard to be precise with ...
That same night the police went through all of us with its finest comb, in every
cafe and every hotel; Josiane went to her boss, and I let her go, knowing that she
needed the supreme protection that smoothed away all cares. But since basically
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I was expecting something a little more abstract / magical realist from Cortázar, based off of his reputation (this being my first foray into his fiction). Instead I found this collection a ... Read full review
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If I had only read the first two short stories, "The Southern Thruway" and "The Health of the Sick", I would have given this book 5 stars. The first story is about a horrific traffic jam on a major ... Read full review