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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 Armstrong. A lot of his thoughts and likings taped together. Paperbackpages. Published October by North Point Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Be the first to ask a question about Around the Day in Eighty Worlds. Lists with This Book. Apr 05, Jimmy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Ju,io and worlss wanting insight into Hopscotch or ’62’.

This is a collection of essays, stories poems, photos, diagrams, and more, all thrown together, creating a hodgepodge that has the effect of an exquisite collage. For example, within one essay alone, Julios in Actionhe goes from musing about the various Jules that have influenced him Jules LaForgue, Vernes, etc.

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds – Words Without Borders

In the twentieth century nothing can better cure the anthropocentrism that is the author of all our egihty than to cast ourselves into the physics of the infinitely large or the infinitely small. 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. We no longer believe because it is absurd: This eventually leads us into rather academically philosophical territory: 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.


Before delving into an imaginary conversation between his recurring prototypical characters Cronopio and Fama: This is not even mentioning the other extra-textual elements: This eighyy format really matches Julio’s temperament of playful intelligence and julii creative unpredictability. The stories in here, while not as polished or worlrs 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 feel like rough sketches, or just the beginning of an idea.

I have always known that the big eightt await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by ruptures in the order.

The only ones who really believe in ghosts are the ghosts themselves. Adorno makes an appearance which is most of themthe one on Lezama Lima a writer I was unaware of beforeand on and on Uriarte’s habit of underlining his sentences in pencil, which gives his prose the quality of soup struck with a metronome.

Siempre le doy 3 libros a los autores antes de decidir si me gustan o no. Apr 28, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Around the Day in Eighty Worlds is a bit of a ramble. 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 ramble. No it is not that. Instead we are invited to a meal prepared by a master chef but purposefully left flawed so that we might ourselves learn to engage the process. I did not particularly enjoy the bits about Jazz music. 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 theory instead of reality.

This is by far one of my favorite books, and has been for some time. 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. They are generally very smart and thought provoking, and can easily impact my mood for days at a time.

Apr 21, Shawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Everyone should read this! Oct 02, Isabelle Rieser rated it it was amazing.

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. Tal vez soy un esperanza y no me vi identificado en este libro Jun 28, Anirudh rated it really liked it. Everyone should read this book!


Buenas salenas cronopio cronopio! Pace, cacciaviti e caleidoscopi. Mar 05, Ernest Hogan rated it it was amazing. Ah, the wonderful things that writing can do if we just let it go. Jun 21, Mads rated it it was amazing.

The book that changed my life–for the worst–because I realized, with a sinking feeling, that I was going to be a writer. I’ve reconciled to the idea that I’m more a “Fama” and so I blame “Cronopio” Cortazar for my life of misery and toil.

It completely blew my mind–and still does every time I re-read it. This book is a compilation of texts such as short poems, articles, prose, or just dissertations. Without a visible thread connecting them, most of the texts have a inherent idea which is that art is not the norm.

This ideas is in fact the world of Cortazar. For me this book wasn’t appealing probably because I belong more to the norm than I believe. Se dovessi paragonare questo libro a un oggetto, mi verrebbe da pensare a una coperta patchwork.

Aug 07, Adriano Koehler rated it liked it. Interesting, but not much more than that.

It’s interesting, though, because you have the chance to get in touch with his thoughts. His wordls irony also helps to get through the book, but it’s a minor work.

Jul 26, Guillermo rated it liked it. Essays, stories, poems, some graphic art. Jul 24, Torsten rated it it was amazing.

Around the day in eighty worlds

Cortazar ist uulio Grandisimo Cronopio!! Jul 05, Alexis rated it it was amazing. Love, love, love Cortazar! Love where his mind travels and how he weaves you there with his particular unique way of telling a story. Jun 13, Cristian rated it it was amazing.

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