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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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Reading novels from different cultures is a really interesting experience. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A young married nurse falls in love with a much younger, awkward boy who is terminally ill. Cortezar’s short fiction is better focused than his longer work, specifically Alll which I found slightly gimmiky and annoying. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortázar (3 star ratings)

At the front of it is a Table of Instructions. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. What better task is there for an author or reader than to search for new realities? He offers her protection from a serial killer preying on the night women. Here, he seems consciously to keep pushing his forms forward, defying the expectations he has laid out for himself and pushing in new directions, or else cutting back to avoid the expected twist by some more subtle maneuver.


When I dipped my toes into the pool of Japanese literature I found the style of dialogue bizarre and horribly clunky could have been the translations and it took me some time to acclimatise to the different literary conventions. In general and without being a big fan of short stories, I pretty liked this collection and although I didn’t find the whole book as something special, I adored the narrative voice of Cortazar which is quite addictive and I guess I ‘ll continue with him at some point with some other of his books.

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All Fires The Fire and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar (Suzanne Jill Levine, translator)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Cortazar is deceptively difficult. Jun 18, Jason rated it liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Also the story about the h This is the first book I have ever tried by Julio Cortazar. 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. I know, I know… I probably sound a little over-zealous. It didn’t take long to get here. Edgar Cury rated it liked it Dec 28, He quits his job, moves to the island and experiences tragedy.


Cortazar was born in Argentina, but like so many other Latin American authors, left for Paris in his late thirties and died there in Add both to Cart Add both to List.

A band of brothers fight in the Spanish Civil War; their comradery and feeling for each other offers some solace from what will be futility as the enemy closes in around them. Not bad, but not particularly striking. All Fires the Fire.

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