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Sanne

Sanne

I like to read classics, historical fiction and world lit. Oh and I love short stories.

Blow-Up And Other Stories (Julio Cortazar)

Blow-Up and Other Stories - Paul Blackburn, Julio Cortázar

This is - by far - my favorite collection of short stories that I own. Cortázar is a magician of short stories. There is nothing more to say on the matter. He simply is one of the best short story crafters I've come across. Added bonus is his subject matter: the blurred edges of reality and identity, with a healthy mix of magical realism.

I keep coming back to reread the stories. There is always something new to discover. "Continuity of the Parks", "Bestiary" and "Letter to a Young Lady in Paris" are my favorites in this collection.