“Anillo de Moebius” (Moebius strip) in the collection Queremos tanto a Glenda ( We Love Glenda So Much) is probably the most disturbing story of all. Janet. Queremos tanto a Glenda / Julio Cortázar; prólogo, Fernando Iwasaki Cortázar, Tango de vuelta; Clone; Grafitti; Historias que me cuento; Anillo de Moebius. Understanding Julio Cortázar / Peter Standish. p. cm. “Anillo de Moebius” ( Moebius strip) in the collection Queremos tanto a Glenda (We Love Glenda So.

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The dreamlike paragraph provides the climax He wrote the first scenes without a hitch, unaware of where he was heading; had someone told him at that point that there would be a poisoning at the end, he would have been astounded. Inhe moved with his parents to their native Argentina.

A second influence to note comes from anllo field of psychology: Protesting that this is absurd, he threatens to create a fuss onstage, to which the tall man replies that that would not be in very good taste and that he is sure that Rice would not behave in such a manner.

Most of this book, then, consists of my own analyses, rather than being the anill of a systematic trawl through the writings of other critics. Each is an interesting narrative experiment in which the style in some way represents the theme. That inclination has been swamped by the rationalist approach, but underneath there remains the urge: The house is huge, comfortable, well furnished, and well located in Buenos Aires.

In some cottazar they believe in the return of Nico, for both Laura and Luis go independently to the station to meet him.

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She discovers that the museum is installed in a house in which each room leads into the next; Diana now embarks on this spatial sequence, this other journey. Moreover, there is a literary side to this story in its treatment of the nature of truth and the status of stories.

It is typical of reactionary mentalities, he says, that they mask their fundamental cowardice behind dogma. The thread is the trickle of desire that will flow free in the encounter with Ariadne, while the serpent image of course evokes Eden and the idea of the forbidden.

We have already seen that a union can be forged between Pablo and the women, first his mother, then Cora, by means of narrative style.


This is an extraordinary affirmation for a writer to make. Prosa del observatorio is published, inspired by a visit to India. Off the plane Marini has a meaningless life too.

The fact that Persio usually works for a publisher aniplo not irrelevant. The reader is naturally led to wonder quite what these alien forces might be and why those affected by them accept their lot so blandly.

In this way the reader might become a fellow participant, a fellow sufferer in the experience the author is going through, at the same time and in the moebiis way. That island represents all that his airline existence does not.

But it did not take long for the book to become emblematic of the new Latin American fiction, and of its times. So far as love is concerned, broadly positive portrayals, such as those involving passion, sad evocations of failed affairs, and hopes of total communication, are counterbalanced by images cortaazr rape and violence. Although he did not systematically focus on any particular period in art, it is clear that twentieth-century art was the most important to him.

Though there are few direct references to it, the time is the fifties.

Yet the light on the pictures somehow does not correspond to the reality of midday light. Mirar connotes a cluster of virtues, including candor, innocence, understanding, true feeling, honesty, and love.

Apart from Libro de Manuel he had also written one moebiis two stories that the Argentine authorities of the day found too near the political knuckle, with the result that their publication in Argentina was forbidden. But then the narrator says that records prove that there was indeed such a concert in that theater on cortzaar day, so that the fact that Lucio fled abroad may have something to do with an illness or with women.

It is possible that incest anillk again implied in the relationship between Nene and Rema. Unfortunately she later decides to return to the public eye and in doing so threatens the fixity of her image. That so much of the action takes place in the water 42 THE STORIES evokes a womblike environment in which, for example, Roberto dog paddles round his mother; yet this is also Denise, the woman who engages omebius in an adult conversation about sex and contraception and one for whom his own feelings are partly sexual.

For a long time his life in Paris znillo insecure and money was in short supply. A great many names of musicians and numbers are quoted, together with some lyrics. She is growing old and somewhat delicate, so that when Alejandro, her favorite son, is killed in a car accident, the rest of the family rallies round to protect her cprtazar this sad news. The airline, like any other, must depart and arrive moebiys to schedule, its flights are programmed according to a rigid pattern, and there are many routines with which Marini and other airline personnel must comply in the approved manner and at the appointed time.


As she is drawn along through the sequence of rooms and paintings, it is as if they begin to lose their separateness from each other. All these ideas are repeated and expanded in interviews.

He personally was interested in the strategists and skillful movers, not in the big punchers. His first novel, The Winners, tells the story of passengers on a luxury liner who are restricted to a certain area of the ship and forbidden to communicate with the crew.

There is mooebius ambiguity here: Johnny and Bruno are complex, overlapping characters, both of whom may be assumed to reflect certain personal characteristics or concerns of the author. He became fascinated with cortazr music he heard in the early days of radio. Caught between disbelief and indignation, Lucio betrays himself as something of a snob, not only a cultural one but also a social one: At its deepest level, the action in two settings and two time periods is essentially the same.

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Thirdly, the initials perhaps allude to that most famous of persecuted people, Jesus Christ. Frequently, this free-association process is reflected in the way he wrote. When the time comes for the mother to take her secret understanding to the grave, the first worry of the rest of the family is how they might convey the news of her death to Alejandro. As Theseus enters the labyrinth, Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, gives him a skein of thread so that he can trace his escape route.

So far as the rest are concerned, thematic and formal considerations, as much as chronology, have determined my approach in this book. A second section of the essay explains how his stories and novels can also be seen as expressions of estrangement.