He was, perhaps without trying, the Argentine who made the whole world love him.
—Gabriel Gárcia Marquez

“One of the most adventurous and rewarding collections since the publication of Cortázar’s own Blow-up.” — Los Angeles Times

Available April 28, 2020

All Fires the Fire

Fiction by Julio Cortázar

Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine

A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro meet on a mountaintop during the Cuban Revolution. A flight attendant becomes obsessed with a small Greek island, resulting in a surreal encounter with death. In All Fires the Fire, Julio Cortázar (author of Hopscotch and the short story “Blow-Up”) creates his own mindscapes beyond space and time, where lives intersect for brief moments and situations break and refract. All Fires the Fire contains some of Julio Cortázar’s most beloved stories. It is a classic collection by “one of the world’s great writers” (Washington Post).

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Paperback (published April 28, 2020)

ISBN
9780811229456
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
160

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ISBN
9780811229463

Julio Cortázar

20th century Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer and Surrealist

He was, perhaps without trying, the Argentine who made the whole world love him.
—Gabriel Gárcia Marquez
I’m permanently indebted to the work of Cortázar.
—Roberto Bolaño
Anyone who doesn’t read Cortázar is doomed.
—Pablo Neruda
The noted Argentinian author’s incomparable elegance shines through these eight stories.
—Publishers Weekly