Reading Julio Cortazar brings back an internal debate I was having with myself after I attended a book group in which we discussed “One. Meeting. Nurse Cora. The island at noon. Instructions for John Howell. All fires the fire. The other heaven. Bookmark: ; Work. LibraryThing Review. User Review – DRFP – LibraryThing. I was expecting something a little more abstract / magical realist from Cortázar, based off of his.

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Thats not to say Cortazar writes sci fi but just that he always approaches the world in a way that is surprising and so he renders the ordinary extraordinary better even than fide that I mentioned fortazar side of him. Cortezar’s style here is reminiscent of some of the short fiction of Italo Calvino encapsulating that same sense of crushingly beautiful tragi-comedy that leaves you wondering wether you’re awake or asleep.

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To Read Or Not To Read: All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortázar

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His sentences are sometimes filled with comma splices, it makes it really hard to read and to follow his train of thought. You are commenting using your Twitter account. At the front of it is a Table of Instructions. Jun 28, Katherine.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An airline steward flies over the Mediterranean each day and becomes obsessed with a certain island he repeatedly sees from the air.

Or is there a plot? All Fires The Fire contains eight stories in all. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Final Exam New Directions Paperbook. Jul 24, Jimmy rated it liked it Shelves: I also liked a lot the story starring the young nurse miss Cora and admired the multiple narrators who appear with no previous warning in the text.


My favorite is “Southern Thruway”. When the killer is caught and he is ready to marry and be faithful, he sees a life of emptiness ahead of him.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I know, I know… I probably sound a little over-zealous. I found them a bit depressing too. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. All Fires the Fire. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The stories in All Fires The Fire are warm and the characters are treated with real tenderness. Published March 12th by Pantheon first published The results vary in success, making this a bit more uneven as a collection, but never for a moment firew.

It didn’t take long to get here. Cortezar’s short fiction is better focused than his longer work, specifically Hopscotch which I found slightly gimmiky and annoying.