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Blow-Up by Julio Cortazar
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Feb 12, 1985 | ISBN 9780394728810

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Praise for Blow-Up and Other Stories:

“[Cortázar] is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night.”

“Julio Cortázar 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 Cortázar is a dazzler.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“A first-class literary imagination at work.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Cortázar displays throughout his stories the ability to elevate them above the condition of those gimmicky tales which depend for effect solely 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

Table Of Contents

Axolotl  3
House Taken Over  10 
The Idol of the Cyclades  28
Letter to a Young Lady in Paris  39 
A Yellow Flower  51

Continuity of Parks  63
The Night Face Up  66
Bestiary  77
The Gates of Heaven  97 
Blow-Up  114

End of the Game  135 
At Your Service  150 
The Pursuer  182
Secret Weapons  248

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