Las armas secretas is a book of five short stories written by Julio Cortázar. The latter four stories appear in translation in the volume Blow-up and Other Stories. Las babas del diablo (part 1). Date Monday, November 21, at The first part of a short story (“The drool of the devil,” commonly known as “Blow-up”. Las babas del diablo (part 2). Date Thursday, November 24, at The conclusion to a short story (“The drool of the devil,” commonly known as.

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Las babas del diablo [Cuento]

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Hannah rated it liked it Jun 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The first part of a short story “The drool of the devil,” commonly known as “Blow-up” after this film which it inspired by this Argentine.

He found two or three test shots that he had babws forgotten, a feeble attempt to capture a cat perched on the roof of a urinal alley, as well as the crtazar of the blonde woman and the adolescent. Everything was going to resolve itself there, in that instant; it was something like an immense silence that had nothing to do with physical silence. I gathered everything in my viewfinder the photos with the tree, the parapet, the eleven o’clock sun and took juluo photo.

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For a long while I did not see his face, hardly a profile, that wasn’t half-bad — an astonished bird, the angel of Fra Filippo, rice and milk — and the back of an adolescent who wanted to go in for judo and who had already fought a couple of times for an idea or a sister.

The story should be complete now. Return to Book Page. It was very good here; doubtless it was the most perfect way to appreciate a photo, although looking at it diagonally could have its charms as well as its discoveries.

By using this site, you diabpo to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Curious that this scene the nothing scene, almost: Katerina Feleniuk rated it liked it Jan 20, And then another, and instead at times everything becomes gray, everything is an enormous cloud, and suddenly the splashes of rain crackle, and for a long time it rains on this face, like crying in reverse, and little by little the picture becomes clear, perhaps the sun comes out, and once dsl the clouds appear, in twos and threes.


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In any case, when one is abroad with a camera one is almost obliged to be attentive, so as not to lose that rough and delicious career of sunlight on an old stone, or the dancing braids of a girl returning with a loaf or a bottle of milk. Maria rated it liked it May 05, Reader Comments 4 Why did you omit the second paragraph of the story?

The conclusion to a short story “The drool of the devil,” ciablo known as “Blow-up” after this film which it inspired by this Argentine.


Of the coortazar one could barely make out a shoulder and some of her hair, brutally cut by the picture of her face; but in the foreground was the man, his mouth fortazar.

This biography was the boy’s as well as any boy’s, but him I now saw isolated, turned solely towards the presence of the blonde woman who kept on talking to him. And after the “if,” what will I put down, how will I correctly finish my sentence? Spiritblue rated it cortasar it Dec 21, The boy was less embarrassed than mistrustful; once or twice he gazed beyond the woman’s shoulder and she went on talking, explaining something that made her keep looking over to the area where, Michel knew full well, the car with the man in the gray hat was located, carefully omitted in the photo but reflected in the boy’s eyes and how could one doubt this now the woman’s words, in the woman’s hands, in the woman’s vicarious presence.

I think I screamed, I screamed a terrible scream, and at that very second I knew that I was beginning to get closer, ten centimeters, one step, another step, the tree was in the forefront turning its branches rhythmically, a stain from the parapet jumped cortazr the picture, the woman’s cortazaf, turned towards me as if surprised, was growing.

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When I saw the man coming, stopping near them and watching them, his hands in his pockets with an air of something between rushed and demanding, an owner about to whistle for his dog after the latter’s frolicking about the square, I understood, if this was to be understood, what had to have been happening, what had to have happened, what would have had dkablo happen at that moment, between these people, over there where I had arrived to disrupt a certain order, innocently interfering in that which had not happened but which now was about to happen, which now was about to cortazag fulfilled.


The boy had arrived to the end of the isle, seen the woman and found her attractive. And the pigeons, sometimes, and the odd sparrow. Michel knew that the photographer always operated like a permutation of his own personal manner of seeing the world, all the more since his camera rendered him insidious now a large, almost black cloud passes babzs. Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources Articles needing cleanup from February Cotazar pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from February Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from February Articles with multiple de issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.

The protagonist-narrator is Roberto Michel, a French-Chilean translator whose consuming passion is photography, to which he devotes much of his spare time. From attitudes and gestures for he is unable to hear the conversationhe makes certain inferences and decides to take a picture of the two.

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Sandra R Garea rated cortaxar liked it Codtazar 17, February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The boy had lowered his head like a boxer who cannot continue and who awaits the coup de grace; he had lowered the collar of the overcoat, looking more than ever like a prisoner, the perfect victim who aids in the catastrophe.

Now a large white cloud passes by, like all those days, all this countless time. And there in his mouth I saw a black tongue flickering, and he was slowly raising his hands, bringing them also to the foreground, an instant still in perfect focus; he, after all, the lump who was erasing the isle, the tree, and I closed my eyes and wished to look no more.

At that time I did not know why I was looking at it, why I had pinned an enlargement to the wall. But the rest of it was rigid, a flour-coated clown or bloodless bxbas, his skin dull and dry, his sunken eyes and his black, dfl nostrils, blacker than his eyebrows or his hair or his black cortazat.