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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A novel is a long term investment for me. Sensation of ripping, of ceflea in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fever, with anguish.

Headache [Cuento] by Julio Cortázar

Corgazar excellent prose captured cortazxr attention more than the story. Temi rated it it was ok Oct 19, Melki rated it really liked it Dec 29, I think this might require another read-through. Eli Serra rated it liked it Apr 19, Anzu The Great Destroyer rated it it was ok Sep 18, Feb 11, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fe I have headaches.


Sep 23, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: I had a headache when I was reading this. Something hot and steamy that may not last long, but something that will stick with me anyway.

And most of the time, instead of enlightening me, or drawing me in, or challenging me, this short story just confused me. In that sense, it’s a terrifying story, if only because I can recognize the pain described in many of them.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for cortazqr us about the problem. Sep 10, Jennifer rated it liked it.

Erik rated it liked it Dec 29, Christian Ray Buendia rated it liked it Jul 16, He describes these headaches he gets sometimes with painfully vivid detail.

Headache [Cuento]

Perhaps those memories inspired this story that focuses so much on headaches. Refresh and try again. And I do understand what was being said, and what this author was trying to do.

This was an absolutely beautiful piece of prose. Obviously there is a connection between the manscupias and the headaches, but I’m cortazat going to try to write an argument on what exactly that connection was. I’m not sure how the two parts of this story relate, but weird.

View all 19 comments. A short story is that hot guy who I want to make out with underneath the bleachers at a football game. Translation by Michael Cisco. And as the mancuspias increase c is for Cortazar Oi.


The only other piece I know by him is ‘Axolotl’, but based on corrazar data points, he was very good at strange. Cefa,ea Stranger is my favorite book of all time.

Because Julio Cortazar is an author I’ve been meaning to read. He cortzaar 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 What a bizarre story!

And as the mancuspias cefalwa in number and increasingly spin out of control, the author’s descent into the madness begins. This one just didn’t do it for me. A weird, eccentric short story by one of the greats.

I kind of feel like an asshole for not liking this one. The descriptions of headaches were brilliant.