Blow Up And Other Stories by Julio Cortázar

This collection of short stories delves into the surreal and the everyday with a blend of the fantastic and the mundane, offering a window into the human condition through a series of innovative narratives. The stories challenge the boundaries of reality, exploring themes of existentialism, the nature of time, and the intricacies of human relationships. The author's unique style weaves together the ordinary with the extraordinary, creating a tapestry of experiences that prompt readers to question their perceptions of the world around them. Each tale invites introspection and analysis, making the collection a staple of magical realism and a profound exploration of the complexities of life.

The 7171st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 45

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 45.0.

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