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    DescriptionIn the stories here— including "Blow Up," on which Antonioni based his film— Cortá zar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious.


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    Title
    Blow-up and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julio Cortazar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780394728810
    ISBN 10: 0394728815
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 863
    LC classification: PQ7797.C71
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 863
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PQ7797.C7145 A23 1985
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    Edition statement
    PANTHEON PBK.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Blow-Up and Other Stories" "[Cortazar] is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night." --"Time ""Julio Cortazar is a stunning writer. It is difficult to imagine how he could improve as a writer of short stories." --"The Christian Science Monitor " "A glittering showcase for a daring talent . . . Julio Cortazar is a dazzler." --William Hogan, "San Francisco Chronicle " "A first-class literary imagination at work." --"The New York Times Book Review ""Cortazar displays throughout his stories the ability to elevate them above the condition of those gimmicky tales which depend for effect soley on a twist ending. His genius here lies in the knack for constructing striking, artistically 'right' subordinate circumstances out of which his fantastic and metaphysical whimsies appear normally to spring." --"Saturday Review"
    Back cover copy
    A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams...A man reading a mystery finds out to 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.
    Flap copy
    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.
    Table of contents
    "Axolotl" "House Taken Over" "The Idol of the Cyclades" "Letter to a Young Lady in Paris" "A Yellow Flower" "Continuity of Parks" "The Night Face Up" "Bestiary" "The Gates of Heaven" "Blow-Up" "End of the Game" "At Your Service" "The Pursuer" "Secret Weapons"