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Katerina Feleniuk rated it liked it Jan 20, The reader realizes that the latter phrase is equally relevant when Michel discovers yet another actor in the momentary street drama, a man resembling “a flour-powdered clown” watching from a parked car, apparently waiting for the woman to procure the boy for him.

It was hardly ten o’clock and I calculated that the light would be good until about eleven, the best possible in corgazar.

To ask other readers questions about Las babas del diablo [Cuento]please sign up. The protagonist-narrator is Roberto Michel, a French-Chilean translator whose consuming passion is photography, to which he devotes much of his spare time. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. In any case, if the probable banas has been predicted beforehand, looking again becomes possible; perhaps it suffices to choose well between looking and the look, stripping things of so much foreign clothing.

It was very good here; doubtless it was the most diab,o way to appreciate a photo, although looking at it diagonally could have its charms as well as its discoveries. I imagined the possible consequences now a small, foamy cloud appears, almost alone in the skyforesaw the arrival at the house a first-floor entryway most likely, which she would stuff with cushions and catsand sensed the boy’s embarrassment and his desperate decision to conceal it, to keep on pretending that nothing was new to him.

You’re welcome, MHE, and thanks for your comments! Return to Book Page. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Post a New Comment Enter your information below eiablo add a new comment. While sitting in a small park a month earlier, Michel had been intrigued by his observation of an encounter between a mature, fortyish woman and a boy of perhaps 15 years. Reader Comments 4 Why did you omit the second paragraph of the story?


The latter four stories appear in translation in the volume Blow-up and Other Stories. The negative was so good that he prepared an enlargement; the enlargement was so good that he made another, much larger one, almost the size of a poster.

But this woman invited invention, giving him perhaps the keys t o hit upon the truth. Nevertheless, the car had been there all this time, forming part or deforming this part of the isle. And, therefore, what I had imagined was far less horrible than the reality, this woman who was not here for herself, who was not caressing or proposing or breathing for her own pleasure, or to capture that disheveled angel and toy with his terror and his yearning grace.

With one movement I installed myself on the parapet and let myself be enveloped and attacked by the sun, on my face, my ears, my two hands I kept my gloves in my pocket. Perhaps this may be what happens with all fatidic actions, perhaps this may be the condition of their fulfillment. And I could have done nothing, this time I could have done absolutely nothing.

But not because it was a good deed did I look at it between paragraphs of my work. The conclusion to a short story “The drool of the devil,” commonly known as “Blow-up” after this film which it inspired by this Argentine. Astrid rated it liked it Aug 16, In any case, when one is abroad with a camera one is almost obliged to be attentive, so as not gabas lose that rough and delicious career of sunlight on an old stone, or the dancing braids of a girl returning with a loaf or a bottle of milk.

Corttazar the threads of the Virgin are also what we call the drool of the devil, or, more commonly, a cobweb. Return to Book Page.

Las babas del diablo [Cuento] by Julio Cortázar (3 star ratings)

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I had just discovered why people within a car almost disappear, lost in that wretched private suitcase of beauty which lends them movement and danger. And surely from the very beginning he was scared of her and wished to escape, and, of course, he would stay, cocky and sullen, feigning experience and a pleasure in risk and adventure. You can either use the [ Trackback URL ] for this entry, or link to your response directly.

Suddenly the order was inverted, they were alive, moving, deciding and being decided, heading towards their future. In his house his house would be respectable; lunch would be at twelve and there would be romantic landscapes on the walls with a dark foyer and a mahogany umbrella stand by the door his homework time would slowly inundate him, as would being mama’s great hope, resembling papa, and writing to his aunt in Avignon. In the telling of the incident, however, he is not only the narrator but also a participant.

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Only then did I understand that I was cortaazar a role in the production. For a long deel I did not see his face, hardly a profile, that wasn’t half-bad — an astonished bird, the angel of Fra Filippo, rice and milk — and the back of an adolescent who corfazar to go in for judo and who had already fought a couple of times for an idea or a sister.

All this could have occurred, but may not have occurred, and Michel perversely waited, sitting in the parapet and, without even realizing it, readying the camera to take a picturesque photo in a babxs of the isle with a couple gazing at one another and having nothing in common to talk about.

But the rest of it was rigid, a flour-coated clown or bloodless man, his skin dull and dry, his sunken eyes and his black, visible nostrils, blacker than his eyebrows or his hair or his black necktie.

Maria babaas it liked it Aug 02, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The photograph symbolizes the compulsion or fixation.