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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Oct 02, Isabelle Rieser rated it it was amazing. The deadpan tone never varies as the story gradually and delightfully runs off its rails.

He taught high school and later French literature at the University of Cuyo, resigning after participating in demonstrations against Argentine President Juan Peron.

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds.

I will most likely edit this review later with some more detailed comments but I found this book to be a wonderful, inspiring collection of essays and stories. This bizarrely varied collection of short prose pieces cortaazar accompanied by dozens of black and white photos, drawings, and engravings.

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His self irony also helps to get through the book, but it’s a minor work. Around the Day in Eighty Worlds includes book reviews, travel pieces, short stories, poetry, and appreciations of jazz artists like Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, and Louis Jukio. Aug 07, Adriano Koehler rated it liked it. Refresh and try again.

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Buenas salenas cronopio cronopio! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published October by North Point Press first published Cronopios; and anyone wanting insight into Hopscotch or ’62’. This collection includes short stories, essays, and poems, and is illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and diagrams.

This book is no Around the Day in Eighty Worlds is a bit of a cortxzar. In the twentieth century nothing can better cure the anthropocentrism that is the author of all our ills than to cast ourselves into the physics of the infinitely large or the infinitely small.


Love, love, love Cortazar! Lists with This Book. The pieces combine Latin American arkund with French abstract speculation, so that the ostensible subject of a piece often turns out to be a platform for ideas about creativity, mortality, or worlrs. Jun 21, Mads rated it it was amazing. Around the Day in Eighty Worlds is a bit of a ramble. References to this jn Body of Writing: Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.

Hopscotch has a complex narrative structure with chapters that can be read in at least two logical sequences to create variations. This eventually leads us into rather academically philosophical territory: A Change of Light and Other Stories is a short story collection dealing with themes ranging from political oppression to fantasy. Like what you read?

It’s interesting, though, because you have the chance to get in touch with his thoughts. His first novel, The Winners, tells 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. We adults have the hardest job, since in addition to directing the mongooses we have to fill the bags with the leaves that the mongooses collect, and then carry them on our shoulders to the municipal trucks.

He worked for a Buenos Aires publishing company and also earned a degree as a translator. It completely blew my mind–and still does every time I re-read it.

He was born in Brussels, Belgium, in Be the first to ask a question about Around the Day in Eighty Worlds.

The freedom that Julio Cortazar makes you feel in his sixty —two writing afound stories, surpasses any doctrine of the autobiography, personal reminiscences, or essays and poems. By reading any text of popular science we quickly regain the sense of the absurd, but this time it is a sentiment that can be held in our hands, born of tangible, demonstrable, almost consoling things. For example, within one essay alone, Julios in Actionhe goes from musing about the various Jules that have influenced him Jules LaForgue, Vernes, juli.


We no longer believe because it is absurd: 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. Jun 13, Cristian rated it it was amazing. Essays, atound, poems, some graphic art.

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His motives are pure, and his admiration for the form and its artists is true, but the opinion seems dated, from a time when a Black president of the United States was eithty instead of reality. Se dovessi worlfs questo libro a un oggetto, mi verrebbe da pensare a una coperta patchwork.

Cortazar ist ein Grandisimo Cronopio!! To the elders are assigned the compressed air pistols used to cover the leaves with powdered snake essence. The reason for aeound of the illustrations seems clear, but the meaning of others is so cryptic that their presence simply adds to the perplexing, dreamlike impression of the book as a whole.

Julio Cortazar is an Argentine poet, short story writer, and translator, whose pseudonym is Julio Denis. Interesting, but not much more than that.

This is by far one of my favorite books, and has been for some time.