Bestiario is a book of eight short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All the stories ( except “Cefalea” and “Circe”) were translated to English by Paul Blackburn and. Today though, is featuring an all new translation from Cortázar. The short story “Cefalea” (or “Headache”) was acquired for by. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Two Voices” Cortazar’s ‘Cefalea Commenting on the narrative voice in “Cefalea,”1 Cortazar once said: “I imagined the couple a bit.

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Published September 3rd by tor. And a lot of people like his stories and novels a lot. Furry creatures are raised, ailments suffered – both described in great detail, but with enough details omitted that one corfazar more mystified with each fresh explanation. Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fe.

I mean, come on. Gary rated it liked it Sep 03, I always go into a novel thinking that it will be around for awhile, that it may take my hand while we embark on a life together. A weird, eccentric short story cortazag one of the greats. Sep 10, Jennifer rated it liked it. Jan 11, Marco rated it did not like it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Fullness and heaviness in the forehead, as if there were a weight inside that is pushing outward: Feb 11, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

Obviously there is a connection between the manscupias and the headaches, but I’m not going to try to write an argument on what exactly that connection was. This was an absolutely beautiful piece of prose.


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Translation by Michael Cisco. It will be around for me to cefa,ea up again and again, and though age and experience may change us, we can always pick up where we left off and see things from a different perspective. Feb 10, E. And I do understand what was being said, and what this author was trying to do. Because Julio Cortazar is an author I’ve cetalea meaning to read.

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Federico Lebron rated it liked it May 06, Nov 25, Alex Sarll added it. While characterization and depth are things I appreciate most in a novel, short stories need to excite cortaza with plot.

I had a headache when I was reading this. He describes these headaches he gets sometimes with painfully vivid detail. Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fever, with anguish. Astrid rated it liked it Aug 31, No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you cegalea to your Goodreads account. I don’t know if it was the translation, or if I am just not smart enough, but I could not make heads or tales of this stilted and confusing short story.

I think this might require another read-through. Cortazar writes in symbolic and sometimes very beautiful prose.


Headache [Cuento]

Its the guy I go out with in order to feel something that’s more than just animal passion. And most of the time, instead of enlightening me, or drawing me in, or challenging me, this short story just confused me. Sep 23, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Deborah rated it really liked it Sep 04, Temi rated it it was ok Oct 19, Return to Book Page.

Chris Hyde rated it liked it Sep 05, Aconitum is abrupt; savage; worse in cold winds; with anxiety, anguish, fear. Trivia About Headache [Cuento].

While a Cortazar novel may be something I could envision a future with, this short story was just akin to a very drunken one night stand that I probably won’t remember tomorrow. The guy I want to have crazy hot sex with in an airplane bathroom. I captures the debilitation that a nasty headache can bring with it too. Something I will look back at fondly, but that I will most likely never revisit unless its to have another short and steamy rendezvous.

Erik rated it liked it Dec 29, Mar 18, Juan rated it liked it. Eli Serra rated it liked it Apr 19, The excellent prose captured my attention more than the story. The Stranger is my favorite book of all time.