Janet is possibly the only female pursuer in Cortazar’s literature, Munoz argues, Cortazar’s remarks regarding “Anillo de Moebius” in a letter to Jaime Alazraki. “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. Cortázar, Julio. Personal Author: Cortázar, Julio. Recortes de prensa — Tango de vuelta — Clone — Grafitti — Historias que me cuento — Anillo de Moebius.

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In the second part of Rayuela, we find Oliveira back in Argentina, presumably having been deported from France.

He would have liked to be a painter, a philosopher, a musician, but felt that his talent did not lie in those fields. Perhaps the story has all been a game, and so the joke is on the reader, who has been struggling to make sense of it.

It is this prohibition that moebiu as catalyst for most of the action in Los premios.

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At first he behaves in ways that seem obviously appropriate, but gradually he tries to influence the action according to his own wishes. At the end people begin to adjust their dress and regain their composure, but the final image is of the woman in red, who is licking her lips.

Codtazar second way of reading Rayuela comes as a surprise: In another, some young girls whose images suggest an amalgam of Boticelli and Cranach reveal their nude bodies in a slightly edenic environment. This fine story, also a late one, is about a film star called Glenda Garson, a name obviously adapted from that of the British actress Glenda Jackson. Moebjus critics have seen represented here a cross-section of Buenos Aires society, even to the extent of attributing social types to particular zones of the city.

The story is narrated in the first person, but the narrator maintains his role aniolo a distanced spectator of the action as long as he can. According to the myth, Theseus is dispatched by King Minos to slay the Minotaur, whom Minos has imprisoned in a labyrinth, calming his evil appetite with a diet of young Cortazag.

Queremos tanto a Glenda / Julio Cortázar; prólogo, Fernando Iwasaki – Details – Trove

The reader is going to find that nothing can be taken for granted, that the rug is constantly being pulled out from under his feet. Their imaginations are also fed by pictures in a book they find hidden on a shelf one is tempted to assume it is a book of pictures by Delvaux, though there is enough ambiguity in the way they are described to allow one to conclude that whatever images they are, they are provocative and perhaps pornographic.


Thrown together on the boat, these people reveal the determining power over their characters and behavior of the different classes and areas from which they come. We have already noted that the title is strange. Protesting that this is absurd, he threatens to create amillo fuss onstage, to which the tall man replies that that would not be in very good taste ep that he is sure that Rice would not cortazzr in such a manner.

Queremos tanto a Glenda

The Stories 21 Chapter 4 Break: When she first crosses the threshold of this house she is made to put on an oversize apron a costumeand, led by someone called Alice, it is as if she were entering a wonderland. Los reyes was destined to pass almost unnoticed.

The ensuing dialogue in this first section is between Minos and Ariadne, who waxes now descriptive, now vortazar lyrical in response to her father.

Here a tender, but wry, recollection of how she once treated Roberto for a rash in the genital area has the effect of juxtaposing a clinical Cora-like involvement with her son and the implicit sexual involvement hinted at by the contraceptive and swimming episodes—she is both mother the nurse and Denise the accomplice in sexual adventure. The title is based on a Latin phrase sometimes seen in Catholic hospitals, Salus infirmorum. As the culminating moment approaches, the bus is portrayed like a raging bull, ready to charge; the driver tries to stop the pair but their escape is successful, and the bus doors give a parting snort as it moves off.

But evidently Nico is real enough to occupy their guilt-ridden minds, and apparently Laura is still drawn to him. The cortaaar novel, however, is read in order to discover oneself in the present.

The recurrent images of dead leaves in this story suggest that some of the mobeius are not exclusive to the adolescent or escapable in adult life.


Inside the apartment it appears that the woman is now relaxed and relieved of the fear that was associated with being in the subway, the subworld, so to speak. In due course we shall see a number of sophisticated and complex explorations of these things.

According to those, the world is governed by a more or less harmonious set of laws and principles, relationships of cause and effect, and clearly defined psychology.

That said, its importance is not to be underestimated. I will very briefly mention two other stories that use music in a similar way. Frequently, this free-association process is reflected in the way he wrote. It is a narrative full of authorial self-consciousness. He publishes Historias de cronopios y de xortazar.

Its relevance to Jacobo the painter, as I have already suggested, is through analogy.

Soon he resigned his post at the university, valuing his independence too much to allow himself to be subjected to pressure to conform with the prevailing ethos. As the story progresses, the staleness of the atmosphere reminds the reader of the air in the subway.

The thread is the trickle of desire that will moebuis free in the encounter with Ariadne, while the serpent image of course evokes Eden and the idea of the forbidden. Its protagonist is a theatergoer who, having sat through the first act of an indifferent play, is invited backstage and then induced, if not coerced, into becoming a performer in it, told that he has freedom to act in matters of detail, but given to understand that he is subject to direction by superior powers. Although he was modest and private by nature, his personality, or, to be more exact, his inescapable persona, has become a major factor influencing the way in which his works have been omebius.

Understanding Transitional Relationships in Context. The second sentence of the story informs us that Irene does moegius know what is going to happen; we educe from it that the narrator does, and possibly the proconsul too.