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La noche boca arriba y otros relatos

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  279 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Livre de Poche (first published February 1997)
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Michelle Cano
Con respecto a el relato de La noche boca arriba: en realidad, ¿cuál es el ser real; cuál, el soñado? Y, todavía más importante: si un hombre sueña a otro hombre pero no está seguro de quién es él, si el soñado o el real, ¿podemos establecer con seguridad un límite tajante entre realidad y fantasía? Esa es, precisamente, la idea, la concepción de mundo que Cortázar nos quiere transmitir: ¿cómo podemos saber que no estamos soñando si no despertamos? ...more
Juan Jacinto
I like this book, because is a really interesting history, and it can happen in a real situation. The man took his motorcycle and was about to enjoy the journey to reach their destination, as time did not need, I was enjoying all the way until I was a very quiet street with little traffic he crossed an old lady and could not be stopped, fell unconscious to the ground from the blow that had been given, when turned on if he felt pains in different parts of the body, your best news at the time was ...more
Thais
Finito un altro libro mentre ero in pullman e avevo dietro solo il kindle, ho scelto di addentrarmi in un racconto di Cortázar, autore che ammetto con somma vergogna di non aver mai letto prima.
La noche boca arriba è un racconto il cui protagonista ha un incidente in moto e all'ospedale in cui viene portato cade in un dormiveglia fatto di incubi in cui dei selvaggi lo inseguono per offrirlo in sacrificio. Lui non vede l'ora di svegliarsi per sfuggire all'incubo, ma inevitabilmente dopo un po' si
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Ryan
This is a published short story and one of my absolute favorites by Cortazar. If you don't read Spanish, then find a translation and give it a go. Alternate realities, Aztec sacrifices, and questioning what is real and what is dream all make this a masterfully written tale packed into just a few short pages.
Lisa
This is actually a short story but one the impacts you...it's a very memorable story. I suppose you can say that this story tells of a man who is in a motorcycle wreck and while in the hospital dreams of being in the jungle during the time of the Aztec.
Bella Saberlina
I really like how it takes the reader back and forth and how what the reader thinks is reality turns out being the dream in "La noche boca arriba". Beautifully written!
Diego
Nov 03, 2008 Diego added it
La noche boca arriba es excelente. Un ejemplo mas de las transformaciones, una obsesión frecuente para Caortazar.
Jorge Sgvn
Uno de los primeros textos de Cortázar que llegaron a mi, probablemente el más fantástico de sus cuentos.
Katie
This story is one of my all-time favorites and most inspiring. If you have read it, let's talk about it!
Ariadne .
Cada que leo un cuento de Cortazar, siento que me enamoro de su literatura un poco mas. Maravilloso.
Sara Gapi
Con esta historia conocía a Cortazar.
Alanah
¡Me gusta este libre!
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Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar Descotte, was an Argentine author of novels and short stories. He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in 1951.
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