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Historias de cronopios y de famas [EPUB] ✺ Historias de cronopios y de famas ✽ Julio Cortázar – Thomashillier.co.uk Historias de cronopios y de famas es uno de los libros legendarios del escritor argentino Postulaci n de una mirada po tica capaz de enfrentar las miserias de la rutina y del sentido com n, Cort zar t cronopios y Epub â Historias de cronopios y de famas es uno de los libros legendarios del escritor argentino Postulaci n de una mirada po tica capaz de enfrentar las miserias de la rutina y del sentido com n, Cort zar toma aqu partido Historias de eBook ↠ por la imaginaci n creadora y el humor corrosivo de los surrealistas Esta colecci n de cuentos y vi etas entra ables es una introducci n privilegiada al mundo inagotable de uno de los m s grandes escritores de este siglo de cronopios y Kindle Ð y un ant doto seguro contra la solemnidad y el aburrimiento Sin duda alguna, Cort zar sella un pacto de complicidad definitiva e incondicional con sus lectores.


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  1. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    My pi ata is overflowing Julio, your Cronopios are driving me crazy Read Julio Cort zar Transform the gray matter of your brain into a sparkling pi ata, especially when reading Julio s Cronopios and Famas, an assortment of dozens of the most micro of micro fictions And not only read, but let your pi ata burst with streams of words, glittery, twinkling, flashing let your reading of each mini serve as a call to respond, yes, yes, you respond with your own shinny micro Give us an example, My pi ata is overflowing Julio, your Cronopios are driving me crazy Read Julio Cort zar Transform the gray matter of your brain into a sparkling pi ata, especially when reading Julio s Cronopios and Famas, an assortment of dozens of the most micro of micro fictions And not only read, but let your pi ata burst with streams of words, glittery, twinkling, flashing let your reading of each mini serve as a call to respond, yes, yes, you respond with your own shinny micro Give us an example, says a tiny Cronopio Most certainly, I reply, as I take the shape of a Fama Here are two plus two INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SING Julio s Begin by breaking all the mirrors of the house, let your arms fall to your side, gaze vacantly at the wall, forget yourself Sing one singe note, listen to it from inside If you hear but this will happen much later something like a landscape overwhelmed with dread, bonfires between the rocks with squatting half naked silhouettes, I think you ll be well on your way, and the same if you hear a river, boats painted yellow and black are coming down it, if you hear the smell of fresh bread, the shadow of a horse.Afterwards, buy a manual of voice instruction and a dress jacket, and please, don t sing through your nose and leave poor Schumann at peace THE SPEECH mine I m a guest speaker at a banquet I start delivering my speech Judging from the audience s response, not a word of what I say is being understood I try speaking louder No luck I try speaking slower Once again, not a single word is being understood I resort to simply moving my lips The audience sits up and begins to understand I stop moving my lips and start waving my arms Everyone nods their head in approval I stop waving my arms and simply stand there I receive a round of applause I remove my eyes, nose and mouth and tuck them in my pants pocket The audience moves toward the podium I can hear them and each member takes a turn embracing me We ve never seen such a speaker, a deep voice intones I wiggle my ears as a way of saying thank you Really, he utters, you ve said enough already.STORY Julio s A small cronopto was looking for the key to the street door on the night table, the night table in the bedroom, the bedroom in the house, the house in the street Here the cronopio pauses for to go into the street, he needed the key to the door.HEAD GAMES mine I woke up, head on the pillow but not anything else I mean to say that there wasn t any body attached I was only head, nothing but head I turned my head, my only me, and saw one of my arms, the left one, I think, on the bureau and my scrotum hanging on my clothes tree I turned my head the other way My toes rested like ten pale Brazil nuts on the windowsill, the cheeks of my buttocks on the floor, a calf and knee poking out of the pants I threw over a chair last night I looked up at the ceiling More of the same my neck, another leg, thumbs, and, yes, my penis, all dangle from the light cord.By the time I gather myself together and I m back in one piece, I m really running late I open my bedroom door and the rooms of my house and the rest of the neighborhood are scattered on a wide, grassy plain Now I know I m really going to be late.THERAPIES Julio s A cronopio receives his medical degree and opens a practice in the calle Santiago del Estero A patient arrives almost immediately and tells him how there are places that ache and how there are places that ache and how he doesn t sleep at night and eats nothing during the day Buy a large bouquet of roses, the cronopio tells him.The patient leaves, somewhat surprised, but he buys the bouquet and is instantly cured Bursting with gratitude, he returns to the cronopio and not only plays him but, as a delicate testimonial, he presents him with the gift of a handsome bouquet of roses He has hardly left the office when the cronopio falls ill, aches all over, can t sleep at night, and eats nothing during the day.STRIKE UP THE BAND mine Town doctors these days use band instruments for a surgical operation implanting brass from trombone, tuba and trumpet to replace stomach, liver and intestines.In the recovery room, its time to strike up the band Breakfast sounds like John Philip Sousa Nurses wave flags, visitors toss confetti and the patient in the bed by the wall, who has been bedridden for over a month, gets up and starts marching around the room TURTLES AND CRONOPIOS Julio s Now it happens that turtles are great speed enthusiasts, which is natural.The esperanzas know that and don t bother about it.The famas know it, and make fun of it.The cronopios know it, and each time they meet a turtle, they haul out the box of colored chalks, and on the rounded blackboard of the turtle s shell they draw a swallow.FROG KITES mine On sunny Sundays, Billy Boy fills his bullfrogs with helium and uses them for kites The largest frogs he flies with a piece of cloth tied to one frog leg and string to the other.For the smaller ones, he uses four pieces of balsa wood to stick two frogs together to make a box kite The frogs can t croak since Billy seals their mouths closed By passing gas, however, the frogs eventually run out of helium and glide back to earth slowly, trying to avoid tires of trucks and beaks of storks and Billy, that naughty boy with his pathological knack for constructing frog kites


  2. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    I think I should yet work at some aspects of my personality to become better cronopio Unfortunately I observe some fama in me either and at times too much to my liking, sigh You could say there is nothing wrong with them Obviously Famas are tidy and organized and prescient and cautious And I d add boooring yet Cronopios for a change are depicted as sensitive creatures, imaginative, rebellious even, greenish, frizzly, wet objects You may think what you want now And there is yet a third ca I think I should yet work at some aspects of my personality to become better cronopio Unfortunately I observe some fama in me either and at times too much to my liking, sigh You could say there is nothing wrong with them Obviously Famas are tidy and organized and prescient and cautious And I d add boooring yet Cronopios for a change are depicted as sensitive creatures, imaginative, rebellious even, greenish, frizzly, wet objects You may think what you want now And there is yet a third category esperanzas, and they are majority I assume, and one could characterize them as indolent and plain and dull individuals So if you don t know what type you are please read Turtles and Cronopios Now it happens that turtles are great speed enthusiasts, which is natural The esperanzas know that and don t bother about it.The famas know it, and make fun of it The cronopios know it, and each time they meet a turtle, they haul out the box of colored chalks, and on the rounded blackboard of the turtle s shell they draw a swallow.and if you still can t define yourself you can always try Make yourself at home view spoiler An esperanza built a house and plastered up a tile which readWELCOME ALL WHO COME TO THIS HOMEA fama built a house and did not put up a tile in the first place.A cronopio built a house and, following the custom, set into the porch divers tiles which he bought or had made The tiles were cemented up in such a way that they could be read in order The first said WELCOME ALL WHO ENTER THIS HOMEThe second said THE HOUSE IS SMALL BUT THE HEART IS IMMENSEThe third THE PRESENCE OF A GUEST IS AS SOFT AS RESTThe fourthWE ARE POOR BUT STILL WE HAVE GOOD WILLAnd the fifth read THIS ORDINANCE CANCELS ALL PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTSBEAT IThide spoiler.In the seventies and early eighties of the last century there was a real boom on iberoamerican literature in Poland One of the contributors for sure was Zofia Ch dzy ska, brilliant translator and interpreter, she gave to Polish readers most of Cortazar s works, including iconic today Hopscotch but also some Borgeses or The Obscene Bird of Night by Donoso It s been years I read anything by Julio Cortazar or in wider context by iboeroamerican writers And I almost forgot how good it feels Cortazar is imaginative, his stories are weird and funny, I have somewhat strange sense of humour so it helps, I think Cronopios and famas consists of four parts and these are The Instruction Manual, Unusual Occupations, Unstable stuff and last section is the title one Everything is a bit surrealistic even if deadly serious and absurd humour is something I m particularly very fond of I liked playfulness there and distorted image of reality, I enjoyed nonsensical apparently instructions how to deal with every day situations like this one on how to climb a staircase view spoiler To climb a staircase one begins by lifting that part of the body located below and to the right, usually encased in leather or deerskin, and which, with a few exceptions, fits exactly on the stair Said part set down on the first step to abbreviate we shall call it the foot , one draws up the equivalent part on the left side also called foot but not to be confused with the foot cited above , and lifting this other part to the level of the foot, makes it continue along until it is set in place on the second step, at which point the foot will rest, and the foot will rest on the first The first steps are always the most difficult, until you acquire the necessary coordination The coincidence of names between the foot and the foot makes the explanationdifficult Be especially careful not to raise, at the same time, the foot and the foot hide spoiler or comb a hair And here I was thinking I knew something on that matter already I spent some delightful time with narrator s bizarre family observing how they conduct themselves at wakes or taking a job at post office and I thought I would employ the idea inclosed in The possibilities of abstraction especially while attending some dull work conferences What Why not five stars then Blame that fama in me


  3. Alex Alex says:

    There s no such thing as prose poetry because poetry is writing in short lines that s the only thing that makes it poetry if it s not in short lines it s not poetry That s why I like the directions for microwave pizza But when people say prose poetry, this is what they mean.I don t always understand what Cort zar s banging on about, but it s pleasant anyway And it s usually really funny, which is nice That s alsoevidence that it s not poetry poetry is almost never funny Poets are w There s no such thing as prose poetry because poetry is writing in short lines that s the only thing that makes it poetry if it s not in short lines it s not poetry That s why I like the directions for microwave pizza But when people say prose poetry, this is what they mean.I don t always understand what Cort zar s banging on about, but it s pleasant anyway And it s usually really funny, which is nice That s alsoevidence that it s not poetry poetry is almost never funny Poets are writers who are too overwhelmed by angst to write full sentences.Except for the old timey ones They had to write in short lines because long ones hadn t been invented yet It s no coincidence that the guy who invented novels was kidding Here are the three paintings referenced on pages 10 13 Sacred Love and Profane Love by TitianThe official theme is the bride of the commissioner of the work Cupid and Aphrodite There has been some debate over which of the two women is profane and which sacred Lady and the Unicorn by RaphaelIt s unclear who the woman is In 1958, only four years before the publication of this book, restoration work on the painting revealed that the unicorn was a later modification the woman was originally holding a dog If I paint a horn on my dog, will he be a unicorn Only one way to find out.Henry VIII by HolbeinWell, I think Henry VIII was a dick too Instructions on how to Climb a Staircase Be especially careful not to raise, at the same time, the foot and the foot 22 Now I want to be an artist who makes impractical staircases Given Cort zar s fearful loathing of watches They aren t giving you a watch, you are the gift, they re giving you yourself for the watch s birthday 24 I d hate to hear how he might feel about cell phones Well, now I m overthinking the fact that I mor less lying on my back Is this Kafkaesque Sortof We were not really sure of our ability to lodge a tiger, and that was depressing 46 Yes That s what I always say Borges was pretty sure he couldn t do it It s unfortunate that this story has never been read by a single Zanesvillian I plan to read the story on page 71 severaltimes Either there s been a typo, or Cort zar has chosen to replace the title of the story with a paragraph fragment from the previous page, which also seems reasonable ETA It s a publishing mistake The title of the story is The End of the World of the End Established that ants are the true rulers of creation the reader may take this as hypothesis or as a fantasy in any case he will do well with a little anthropoescapism 80 While reading Plan for a Poem you should, of course, refer to this image Cronopios and Famas, the last section of the book, is typical of the whole At first you re mystified many of these are made up words, and the stories seem to lack internal consistency in any case Before you know it, you find that some of them make sense after all, or else you ve made sense of them, like The Public Highways 132 and Story 135 But some of them still don t, and some of them might have if you d been paying better attention or wereof a cronopio and less of a fama, and some of them are just Cort zar fucking with you


  4. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Some of human beings are cronopios and some are famas There are also esperanzas they are the silent majority And if asked I would always choose to be a cronopio because it s fun they are by themselves and they don t conform and being a fama is just a bore.When famas go on a trip, when they pass the night in a city, their procedure is the following one fama goes to the hotel and prudently checks the prices, the quality of the sheets, and the color of the carpets The second repairs to the c Some of human beings are cronopios and some are famas There are also esperanzas they are the silent majority And if asked I would always choose to be a cronopio because it s fun they are by themselves and they don t conform and being a fama is just a bore.When famas go on a trip, when they pass the night in a city, their procedure is the following one fama goes to the hotel and prudently checks the prices, the quality of the sheets, and the color of the carpets The second repairs to the commissariat of police and there fills out a record of the real and transferable property of all three of them, as well as an inventory of the contents of their valises The third fama goes to the hospital and copies the lists of the doctors on emergency and their specialties.After attending to these affairs diligently, the travelers join each other in the central plaza of the city, exchange observations, and go to a caf to take an ap ritif But before they drink, they join hands and do a dance in a circle This dance is known as The Gayety of the Famas When cronopios go on a trip, they find that all the hotels are filled up, the trains have already left, it is raining buckets and taxis don t want to pick them up, either that or they charge them exorbitant prices The cronopios are not disheartened because they believe firmly that these things happen to everyone When they manage, finally, to find a bed and are ready to go to sleep, they say to one another, What a beautiful city, what a very beautiful city And all night long they dream that huge parties are being given in the city and that they are invited The next day they arise very contented, and that s how cronopios travel.Esperanzas are sedentary They let things and people slide by them They re like statues one has to go visit They never take the trouble.Enjoy freedom It is much better to take it easy than to turn one s life into a timetable


  5. Cody Cody says:

    Why do I love Julio Cort zar and, by proxy, 20th century Latin American lit so much Let me count the ways Joao Gilberto s version ofDesafinado playing Ok, I m done 3,297 ways There.My friend, peer, First Among Equals, and all around Mr Dynamite to my Mr Matchstick, Nathan NR Gaddis, once advised somewhere sometime on Goodread orelse that a reader who finds themselves tired of the same old claptrap is advised to head south of the United States border for replenishment and a headchan Why do I love Julio Cort zar and, by proxy, 20th century Latin American lit so much Let me count the ways Joao Gilberto s version ofDesafinado playing Ok, I m done 3,297 ways There.My friend, peer, First Among Equals, and all around Mr Dynamite to my Mr Matchstick, Nathan NR Gaddis, once advised somewhere sometime on Goodread orelse that a reader who finds themselves tired of the same old claptrap is advised to head south of the United States border for replenishment and a headchange I paraphrase, obviously Truer words never spoken, Don Nathan There was some serious Magick afoot and afield in the minds and pens of my hemispherically opposite yet also America d brothers and sisters The rules of European stodge, while inspirational to varying degrees, were merely the base from which these manticores took pan dimensional flight.Let me try that again The Latin American writers of the classic period ripped up the Rule Book and made papier m ch devilmasks out of its leaves Their panoptical vision and ability to imagine and ensnare an almost pantheistic uni view remains without precedent or peer Their unilateral dedication to ground breaking is as idiosyncratic and natural to each writer s work as the whorls of their fingertips Taken en masse, the work is peacock feathers shim shim shimmering refractory light dancing off the chiaroscuro of the omni spectral coloration inherent to their plumes Cort zar, to me, is the greatest embodiment of this thesis No one didto challenge l acad mie of convention, nor did so with half the panache Looking for all the world like a cinema star but blasting emeralds out of his typewriter, Cort zar brought theretofore unheard of components to the contemporary canon absurdity and humor And that s what gets me, the playfulness The serious subtext festooned with fantastic creatures and truly odd whatsit Cronopios and Famas is a damning examination and critique of class systems, but what, with all the groove heavy Cronopian mutoid shenanigans you could read it as a bedtime story to your gender neutrally Christian d spawn Name another book that accomplishes that impossible task Reader s Digest Tip top of the absolute tippity toppermost of the pip pippity poppermost The first person that says Orwell, Animal Farm, or any combination thereof is gonna get shanked You ve been warned


  6. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    I was impressed at the ingenious invention in this selection of weird and innovative stories Opening with a sequence of what Brian Eno might call oblique strategies for living in Instruction Manual , on essential topics like Instructions on How to Comb the Hair and Instructions on How to Kill Ants in Rome , the selection moves into slender improvisations of a surreal and fantastic nature, such as The Tiger Lodgers , a droll rumination of the business of lodging a tiger, to Marvellous Purs I was impressed at the ingenious invention in this selection of weird and innovative stories Opening with a sequence of what Brian Eno might call oblique strategies for living in Instruction Manual , on essential topics like Instructions on How to Comb the Hair and Instructions on How to Kill Ants in Rome , the selection moves into slender improvisations of a surreal and fantastic nature, such as The Tiger Lodgers , a droll rumination of the business of lodging a tiger, to Marvellous Pursuits , which offers anarchic suggestions for hobbies, to a torn out extract from an ant ruled future in Geography These stories are terrific for their looseness and sheer sense of play, mixing the scholarly prankishness of Borges with the intellectual impishness of Queneau or Barthelme The titular final section becomes the most formally experimental, with odd poetic, lyric like, or playlet pieces zinging from page to page on cronopios the anarchic folk and fomas the cautious folk, not to be confused with Wampeters or Granfalloons This is a fucking pearl


  7. knig knig says:

    What the deuces is a Cronopio or, for that matter, a Fama These Latin American countries, theres no end to the trolls and LGMs they ll concoct so, is it a chupacabra An imbunche a cheesy musical A play on words from Cronos No, its Cortazar s Seussian like latino simulacras the Spanish equivalent of Bippo No Bungus, the Grinch, Biffer Baums and what nots, and others, except its geared for adults Important distinction this, because, if you are an adult who likes to vacation in Disneyworld wi What the deuces is a Cronopio or, for that matter, a Fama These Latin American countries, theres no end to the trolls and LGMs they ll concoct so, is it a chupacabra An imbunche a cheesy musical A play on words from Cronos No, its Cortazar s Seussian like latino simulacras the Spanish equivalent of Bippo No Bungus, the Grinch, Biffer Baums and what nots, and others, except its geared for adults Important distinction this, because, if you are an adult who likes to vacation in Disneyworld without children in tow, then this book may not be for you This is silly sausages for adults as the Cronopios, Esperanzas and Famas battle it out ad absurdum Prior to that its essays on the mundane, but through a scanner darkly no wait, through the looking glass, if you know what I mean and I know there is an implication I may have read either of those books, but natch Nothing is as it seems I learned a few things, btw Came across a piece on the cassowary, which of course I knew what that was OK, I had no clue In my defence, they re only found in Australia, and I ve never been there Nor can I bear to watch Bindi the Jungle Girl, it just makes me well up and cry and curse stingrays So, I know nothing about Australia The cassowary are supposed to be shy Except, they may not know it As I was edifying myself on youtube, every post on them in some mode of aerial or ground take no prisoners attack Take a look at this Moral of the story one does not mess with the Cassawary Well, moving swiftly along I also brushed up on Caracalla These Roman emperors, I tell you you couldn t make up a soap opera as melodramatic and eventful as their real lives Caracalla is assassinated taking a piss on the road side on his way to yet another massacre in Parthia, by his personal bodyguard Martialis for having executed Martialis brother the previous day on an unproven charge Seriously, would YOU mess with your bodyguards like that I d probably have deified Matialis s brother rather than execute him Common sense, people Anyway, that was from Wiki, Cortazar just assumes I m all educated when he writes Which I ams, I ams Divided into three very different parts, I almost chucked this aside because part one just didn t work for me Its all silly, of course, but I like my silly served just so, and part one seemed to drag The last two sections though were absurdum just the way I like it little exercises in humorous, rare, prime time bizarre esque, sometimes even burlesque with subtle, yet sharp attacks on convention, bourgeoisie and its rules, e.g My faithful secretary takes care of, or would like to take care of, everything in my office.words, for example, not a day goes by that she doesn t polish them up, brush them off, she files them in neat orderliness, grooms and readies them for their daily functions Should an expendable adjective pop out of my mouth there she is, pencil in hand, to trap and kill it, not even leaving it time to weld itself to the rest of the sentence, and through sloppy habit or neglect, survive


  8. Meenaz Lodhi Meenaz Lodhi says:

    One of my best friends told me I amCronopia, but have some of Fama too I guess he s right


  9. Nate D Nate D says:

    In his struggle against pragmatism and the horrible tendency of reaching useful ends, my eldest cousin proposed the following procedure to pull from the head a good thick strand of hair, make a knot in the middle of it, and drop it gently down the sink drain. Should the hair get trapped in the metal grate which used to propagate in such drains, all you have to do is open the faucet a bit and it will disappear for good Without a moment of hesitation, you must begin the job of recovering the ha In his struggle against pragmatism and the horrible tendency of reaching useful ends, my eldest cousin proposed the following procedure to pull from the head a good thick strand of hair, make a knot in the middle of it, and drop it gently down the sink drain. Should the hair get trapped in the metal grate which used to propagate in such drains, all you have to do is open the faucet a bit and it will disappear for good Without a moment of hesitation, you must begin the job of recovering the hair.Published a year before Hopscotch and after presumably having served as an outlet valve for for whatever exuberant nonsense Cortazar needed to get out of his head but deemed unfit for thatserious work, Cronopios and Famas is a dense, wild explosion of ideas, mundane or insane The first two sections are essentially perfect First a set of instructions into the use of stairs, on how to cry, on the use of a comb, and a slight strange gorgeous poem on the dissection of ground owls and I, who almost never read poetry This is beating the surrealists at their own game, stripping the rational veil back from everyday to reveal a chaos of parts and urges and hidden unexpected variation This continues in the second part, matter of fact monologues from a member of a outwardly normal family who bend all convention as a matter of course, defying utility and performing actions with great care purely because they ve envisioned them These two parts, together, are only as bizarre as they are ordinary, and packed with identifiable insights, however strangely packaged This is fantastic five star stuff.Either the tiger agrees to be lodged, or it must be lodged in such a way that its acceptance or refusal is of no consequence.This takes us about a third of the book s length the next two parts get a third each True to its name, Unstable Stuff disintegrates into a kind of notebook of outrageous ideas, varying wildly in style and quality The best the bear in the pipes, the art of abstraction are every bit as good as the earlier material, but it s mostlyin line with the near free associative absurdity of someone like Daniil Kharms Finally, in the closing, title section, a series of slight, exceedingly odd fables about the interactions of Famas, Cronopios, and Esperanzas, indeterminate constructions feeling so new that they seem to have been devised only as they were being written down Somewhat overwhelming, and I really should have taken my time and read these slower, a few a day, spaced out with other books But it s good to know that Cortazar can be so playful.Previously This is brilliant I can t believe Hopscotch steered me away from further Cortazar for an entire year Jimmy, I m seeing what you mean about the perfection of Cortazar on a sentence by sentence basis, now, too


  10. Chris_P Chris_P says:

    Julio Cort zar Cronopios and FamasCort zar turns his rifle against routine the addiction everyday life brings to small things that we repeat day after day until we die and which are, according to Cort zar, the source of our self destruction Now, for a man of routine, like yours truly, this can be a pretty upsetting, if highly entertaining, read The notions behind the absurd goings on of the book soaked me to the bone and hit home since I m at a period where a tendency to reevaluate how I sp Julio Cort zar Cronopios and FamasCort zar turns his rifle against routine the addiction everyday life brings to small things that we repeat day after day until we die and which are, according to Cort zar, the source of our self destruction Now, for a man of routine, like yours truly, this can be a pretty upsetting, if highly entertaining, read The notions behind the absurd goings on of the book soaked me to the bone and hit home since I m at a period where a tendency to reevaluate how I spend my free time has already occupied a big chunk of my mind and psychology Good timing Sure But Cronopios and Famas will not sit on your chest like Hopscotch It s a short and light read, although, in order for the whole of its value to reach the core of the reader, a re read is mandatory Apparently, Cort zar won t be leaving my world any time soon


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