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La noche boca arriba y otros relatos

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  336 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Livre de Poche (first published February 1997)
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Michelle Cano
Feb 26, 2014 Michelle Cano rated it it was amazing
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
Lisa
Apr 19, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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.
Juan Jacinto
Apr 30, 2014 Juan Jacinto rated it really liked it
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
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
Aug 09, 2011 Jorge Sgvn rated it it was amazing
Uno de los primeros textos de Cortázar que llegaron a mi, probablemente el más fantástico de sus cuentos.
Claudia
Jul 11, 2016 Claudia rated it really liked it
This is high quality writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the technique he used entangling two stories to the same man. One story was his real life....the other his feverish and probably opiate (since he was in a Hospital following an accident) dream...but which one is more real? To the reader the dream story seems more appealing. We want to know what happened. But his dream will surely leave us thinking about the "real" aspect of our own journeys. Excellent. 4.5 stars.
Thais
Mar 07, 2013 Thais rated it really liked it
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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Nicole
Apr 30, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
En clases nos hicieron leer la noche boca arriba y fue una historia muy, muy buena. Super recomendada.
Ryan
Feb 03, 2010 Ryan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graduate-school
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.
Bella Saberlina
Mar 14, 2013 Bella Saberlina rated it it was amazing
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!
Katie
Mar 15, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing
This story is one of my all-time favorites and most inspiring. If you have read it, let's talk about it!
Ariadne .
Jan 29, 2013 Ariadne . rated it it was amazing
Cada que leo un cuento de Cortazar, siento que me enamoro de su literatura un poco mas. Maravilloso.
Sara Gapi
Sep 02, 2012 Sara Gapi rated it it was amazing
Con esta historia conocía a Cortazar.
Alanah
Apr 08, 2010 Alanah rated it really liked it
¡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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