Cortázar  – Bestiary

Selected stories written by Julio Cortázar
Including many stories never previously published in English, this collection gathers together Julio Cortázar’s finest tales, beautifully constructed fables exploring a surreal, extraordinary world through everyday moments where innocent characters led by fate or chance attempt to make sense out of what is essentially senseless, random reality.

First Edition

London, The Harville Press, 1998
Softcover, 340 p.

Selection and introduction by Alberto Manguel
12 stories translated by Alberto Manguel


  • Introduction
  •  House Taken Over
  • Letter to a Young Lady in Paris
  • Omnibus
  • Circe
  • The Gates of Heaven
  • Bestiary
  • At Your Service
  • Blow-up
  • The Secret Weapons
  • Continuity Of Parks
  • Don’t You Blame Anyone
  • Poisons
  • The Maenades
  • The Idol of the Cyclades
  • A Yellow Flower
  • In the Afternoon
  • After-Dinner Conversation
  • Axolotl
  • The Night Face Up
  • End of the Garne
  • The Southern Thruway
  • Instructions for John Howell
  • All Fires fhe Fire
  • The Other Heaven
  • Summer
  • A Place Named Kindberg
  • Throat of a Black Kitten
  • Apocalypse at Solentiname
  • The Faces of the Medal
  • Press Clippings
  • Second Time Round
  • A Leg of the Journey
  • Tara
  • The School at Night Nightmares



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