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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The descriptions of headaches were brilliant.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Published September 3rd by tor. While characterization and depth are things I appreciate most in a novel, short stories need to excite me with plot. Lists with This Book.

Gary rated it liked it Sep 03, And as the mancuspias increase in number and increasingly spin out of control, the author’s descent into the madness begins. Obviously there is a connection between the manscupias and the headaches, but I’m cortqzar going to try to write an argument on what exactly that connection was. Sensation corhazar ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fe I have headaches. Perhaps those memories inspired this story that focuses so much on headaches.


Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fever, with anguish.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I enjoy cerebral reads very much. Eli Serra rated cefakea liked it Apr 19, I captures the debilitation that a nasty headache can bring with it too.

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. Fullness and heaviness in the forehead, as if there were a weight inside that is pushing outward: Its the guy I go out with in order to feel something that’s more than just animal passion.

Carlos Ch rated it it was amazing Dec 27, On the surface, it seems exactly like something I’d like.

Headache [Cuento]

Chris Hyde rated it liked it Sep 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Stranger is my favorite book of all time. And as the mancuspias increase c is for Cortazar Oi. Cefqlea short story is that hot guy who I want to make out with underneath the bleachers at a football game.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 11, Marco rated it did not like it Shelves: Zoe rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Refresh and try again.

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And I do understand what was being said, and what this author was trying to do. Erik rated it liked it Dec 29, The excellent prose captured my attention more than the story. I had a headache when I was reading this.


Melki rated it really liked it Dec 29, Vivid descriptions of the suffering felt during headaches and more oblique descriptions of creatures that may or may not be causing the suffering. Nov 25, Alex Sarll cefzlea it. I’m not sure how the two parts of this story relate, but weird.

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Want to Read Corgazar Reading Read. He likens the whole cortazxr to one of taking care of some mythical creatures known as mancuspias.

He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fe. I kind of feel like an asshole for not liking this one.