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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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Obscurely I seemed cortazae understand their secret will, to abolish space and time with an indifferent immobility. I am an axolotl for good now, and if I think like a man it’s only because eveiy axolotl thinks like a man inside his rosy stone semblance.

But an eft, the common newt, has such hands also, and we are not at all alike. There’s nothing strange in this, because after the first minute I knew that we were linked, that something infinitely lost and distant kept pulling us together.


He passed examinations in law and languages and worked then as a translator. I read that specimens of them had been found in Africa capable of living on dry land during the periods of drought, and continuing their life under water when the rainy season came.

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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 window and its reflective nature make this transfer mechanically possible, just as the structural situation of a human staring at the animals staring at the human creates an coortazar replicable narrative.


Yo creo que era la cabeza de los axolotl, esa forma triangular rosada con los ojitos de oro. Refresh and try again. I got to them by chance one spring morning when Paris was spreading its peacock tail after a slow wintertime. At a point within the piece, seemingly when the narrator has become well-enough acquainted with the physical nature of the axolotls, the narrative perspective switches to that of an axolotl, but it is unclear whether the narrator is citing what he believes to be axolotl thoughts or his mind has actually merged with that of the axolotl.

I began seeing in the axolotis a metamorphosis which did not succeed in revoking a mysterious humanity. I didn’t care to look up any of the specialized works, but the next day I went back to the Jardin des Plantes. The author’s debt to the French Symbolism and Surrealists has been demonstrated in a number of studies.

Me parece que de todo esto alcance a comunicarie algo en los primeros dias, cuando yo era todavia el. There’s nothing strange in this, because after the first minute I knew that we were linked, that something infinitely lost and distant kept pulling us together.

Retrieved from ” https: From this juncture on, the narrator is captivated by these small aquatic animals. Deje mi bicicleta contra las rejas y fui a ver los tulipanes. Not possible that such a terrible expression which was attaining the overthrow of that forced blankness on their stone faces should carry any message other than one of pain, proof of that eternal sentence, of that liquid hell they were undergoing. Es que no nos gusta movemos mucho, y el acuario es tan mezquino; apenas avanzamos un poco nos damos con la cola o la cabeza de otro de nosotros; surgen dificultades, peleas, cortazr.


Axolotl/Julio Cortazar

They were not human beings, but I had found in no animal such a profound relation with myself. He returned many times, but he comes less often now. When the seven-year ban on his entry into Argentina was lifted he visited his home country and Nicaragua in Outside, my face came close to the glass again, I saw my mouth, the lips compressed with the effort of understanding the axolotls.

En la biblioteca Saint- Genevieve consulte un diccionario y supe que los axolotl son formas larvales, provistas de branquias, de una especie de batracios del genero amblistoma. Their blind gaze, the diminutive gold disc without expression and nonetheless terribly shining, went through me like a message: And then I discovered its eyes, its face. No eran seres humanos, pero en ningun animal habia encontrado una relation tan profunda conmigo. The eyes of axolotis have no lids.

Encontre su nombre espanol, ajolote, la mention de que son comestibles y que su aceite se usaba se diria que no se usa mas como el de higado de bacalao. It seemed to me that he was not so much interested in us any more, that he was coming out of habit. At any distance from the aquarium, I had only to think of them, it was as though I were being affected from a distance. The axolotls huddled on the wretched narrow only I can know how narrow and wretched floor of moss and stone in the tank.