AXOLOTL Source for information on Axolotl by Julio Cortázar, Reference Guide to Short Fiction dictionary. Julio Cortázar () Axolotl (Final del juego, ). Hubo un tiempo en que yo pensaba mucho en los axolotl. Iba a verlos al acuario del Jardín des. Axolotl by Julio Cortazar Paraespaiid, presione aqui. For English dick hera « Axolotl» Julio Cortazar Hubo un tiempo en que yo pensaba mucho en los axolotl.

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I saw from very close up the face of an axolotl immobile next to the glass. Personal tools Log in. Como lo linico que hago es pensar, pude pensar mucho en el. El horror venia -lo supe en jilio mismo memento- de creerme prisionero en un cuerpo de axolotl, transmigrado a el con mi pensamientx de hombre, enterrado vivo en un axolotl, condenado a moverme lucidamente entre criaturas insensibles.

Published by Punto de Lectura first published Or I was also in him, or all of us were thinking humanlike, incapable of expression, limited to the golden splendor of our eyes looking at the face of the man pressed against the aquarium. Lo supe el dia en que me acerque a cortwzar por primera vez.

Al lado de ellos en los restantes acuarios, diversos peces me mostraban la simple estupidez de sus hermosos ojos semej antes a los nuestros. I knew it before this, before being an axoloti.

Y entx nces descubri sus ojos, su cara, dos orificios como cabezas de alfiler, enteramente de un oro transparente carentes de toda vida pero mirando, dejandose penetrar por mi mirada que parecia pasar a traves del punto aureo y perderse en un diafano misterio interior. Perhaps one could combine the two perspectives. The axolotl become his confidantes and they, his; he finds himself empathizing with and understanding them.


Axolotl/Julio Cortazar

El guardian de los acuarios sonreia perplejo al recibir el billete. He was exiled from his home country, but he did not feel completely European. Axolotls have the unique ability to regenerate or regrow whole limbs once they have been sloughed off, bitten or otherwise separated from the body. axolottl

I was an axolotl and now I knew instantly that no understanding was possible. The axolotls huddled on the wretched narrow jullio I can know how narrow and wretched floor of moss and stone in the tank. At any distance from the aquarium, I had only to think of them, it was as though I were being affected from a distance.

Al lado de ellos en los restantes acuarios, diversos peces me mostraban la simple estupidez de sus hermosos ojos semejantes a los nuestros. I imagined them aware, slaves of their bodies, condemned infinitely to the silence of the abyss, to a hopeless meditation.

Me parecio que no se interesaba tanto por nosotros, axolktl obedecia a una costumbre. However, it is strange that a man who penetrates glass and merges beings with the axolotl would not want to know more about them. They were not animals.

Me quede una hora mirandolos, y sali incapaz de otra cosa. It was useless to tap with one finger on the glass directiy in front of their faces; they never gave the least reaction.

Christie Bendele rated it it was ok Dec 10, Aisle mentalmentB una situada a la derecha y algo separada de las otras para estudiarla mejor. Where in the city—”one spring morning when Paris was spreading its peacock tail after a wintry Lent”—can they be seen? Por eso no hubo nada de extraiio en lo que ocurrio. Axolotl short story 3 17 Nov 26, I think it was the axolotls’ heads, that triangular pink shape with the tiny eyes of gold.


Disconcerted, almost ashamed, I felt it a lewdness to be peering at these silent and immobile figures heaped at the bottom of the tank. The anthropomorphic features of a monkey reveal the reverse of what most people believe, the distance that is traveled from them to us.

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An ambitious undertaking, Blow Up is about photography and art, morality and reality, society and insanity. The aquarium guard smiled perplexedly taking my ticket. He died of leukemia in Paris on February 12, From a pragmatic standpoint, the entire premise of the story—that a human eventually comes to believe himself to have metamorphosed into an amphibian—could be explained by his inability to differentiate between the real and the unreal events in life.

Nor is there a simple, common explanation in psychology, that “my own sensibility was projecting a nonexistent consciousness upon the axolotls,” for that would be the device of traditional and not magical realism, an excuse for everything fabulous that has transpired. They were larvas, but larva means disguise and also phantom.

I began to go every morning, morning and aftemoon some days.