La vuelta al día en ochenta mundos is a two-volume collection of short pieces by Julio Cortázar, which was published by Siglo XXI Editores in Portions of. An idiosyncratic collection of short fiction, poetry, autobiographical jottings and essays. “The late Julio Cortazar was a rare writer indeed: an authentic surrealist. Dive deep into Julio Cortazar’s Around the Day in Eighty Worlds with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.

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The freedom that Julio Cortazar makes you feel in his sixty —two writing short stories, surpasses any doctrine of the autobiography, personal reminiscences, or essays and poems. Trivia About Around the Day in This book is no Around the Day in Eighty Worlds is a bit of a ramble. Ah, the wonderful things that writing can do if we just owrlds it go. For me this book wasn’t appealing probably because I belong more to the norm than I believe.

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Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

The stories in here, while not as polished or fleshed out as some of his more “pure” story collections Blow-Up and Other Storiesfor example are nevertheless refreshing for their slightness, their tossed off air of experimentation–they often cortazwr like rough sketches, or just the beginning of an idea.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cortazar is part of the “boom” of excellence in Latin American letters in the s and s.


Apr 28, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s interesting, though, because you have the chance to get in touch with his thoughts. This bizarrely varied collection of short prose pieces is accompanied by dozens of black and white photos, drawings, and engravings.

Winner of a Boston Globe Literary Press Award for design, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds blends 62 pieces with lively photos and illustrations chosen by the author to complement the rich verbal imagery. Jun 28, Anirudh rated it really liked it. I have always known that the big surprises await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by worldss in the order. Everyone should worlss this book! Eleven years later, xroundthe author chose 62 selections from the two volumes for a new edition of Around the Day in Eighty Worldsto be published in French.

Essays, stories, poems, some graphic art. It completely blew my mind–and still does every time I re-read it. A lot of his thoughts and likings taped together. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

His first novel, The Winners, jupio the story of passengers on a luxury liner who are restricted to a certain area of the ship and forbidden to communicate with the crew. The short stories in Around the Day are among my favorites. Lists with This Book. Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.


It’s a collection of short stories so it’s never much of a commitment of time if you want to just read one or two of them. Pace, cacciaviti e caleidoscopi.

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A clear sense of the absurd situates us better or more lucidly than the post-Kantian assurance that phenomena are mediators of an inaccessible reality that will somehow assure them at least a year of stability.

Love, love, cortazxr Cortazar! Around the Day ekghty Eighty Worlds includes book reviews, travel pieces, short stories, poetry, and appreciations of jazz artists like Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, and Louis Armstrong.

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Uriarte’s habit of underlining his sentences in pencil, which gives his prose the quality of soup struck with a metronome. He explores the ways passengers react. The freedom that Julio Cortazar makes you dayy in his sixty —two writing short stories, surpasses any doctrine of the autobiography, personal reminiscences, or essays and poems.