Cortazar is reputed to have had a very large record collection, mostly jazz, in his Paris lair in the sixties.
From the general to the specific: This is a collection of short stories, most of which contain an element of the fantastic.
In this book are collected some of the most well-known short stories of the great Latin American writer, Julio Cortazar.
Cortazar's writing is like a slow river that has small surprises hidden at every corner. The stories have layers and layers and layers, often talking about the slow surrender of an... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shivaji Das
This collection of stories by Cortazar is an extraordinary testament to his brilliance as an inventor of the fantastical. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Steiner
In my unqualified opinion some of the finest stories I have read. Cortazar has a way of evoking mountains of possibility with simple, suggestive word choices, delicious twists of... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Erik A. Nielsen
Cortazar's craft as a short story writer is staggering. Even when I wasn't completely engaged by the characters and situations, it was hard not to be blown away by his sinuous,... Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by jafrank
I ready many collections of short stories and I often find that they are like pop albums: a few catchy numbers up front followed by fillers, repeats and instrumental versions. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Guttersnipe Das
Short stories are not very dear to me, as a form of fiction. I prefer the fat novel or the slim novel/long story. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by H. Schneider
Cortazar is one of my favorite writers, and I bought this intending it as a gift for a friend of mine who cannot read Spanish. Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by J. C. Aguirre
In this book are collected some of the most well-known short stories of the great Latin American writer, Julio Cortazar. Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by Amazon Customer
The other reviews here cover Cortazazr's work and talent so well that I'm only going to add something about one of the stories. Read morePublished on November 4, 2006 by hangnail